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A person who conducts an independent school that is not registered is guilty of an offence under section 96 of the Education and Skills Act 2008.
Under section 97 of the Act, if Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) has reasonable cause to believe that an offence under section 96 is being committed, he has the power to enter and inspect the premises.
This document outlines what Ofsted inspectors must consider when deciding whether:
Updated to include details of a pilot in which inspectors in the Unregistered Schools Team will use body worn video cameras when inspecting suspected unregistered schools.
Changes to the following sections: Warning notice, Gathering of evidence, Retention of material, Reporting the inspection findings. Removed glossary and sections on case discussion and further investigations. Added a sample search record (Annex C).