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This document sets out a summary of our approach, details of responses and the actions that Ofsted is planning to take.
As a result of the responses we have received, we are also reconsidering the initial proposals and have therefore launched a second consultation on short inspections. This sets out further proposals to help Ofsted reduce the number of conversions of short inspections into section 5 inspections.
This consultation seeks your views on proposals for changes to the short inspection approach for good maintained schools and academies and outstanding and good maintained nurseries, special schools and pupil referral units from October 2017. It sets out our proposals for:
- extending the window for the conversion of short inspections into section 5 inspections to take place within a maximum of 15 working days after the short inspection, from the current 48-hour period
- some schools to receive a section 5 inspection instead of a short inspection where Ofsted’s risk assessment indicates that inspectors may need to gather more evidence to reach a judgement about the school