Inspecting independent schools: questionnaire for staff

Inspection questionnaire for staff in non-association independent schools.

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Applies to England


Inspecting independent schools: questionnaire for staff

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This questionnaire is for all staff (including non-teaching staff) working at non-association independent schools. This does not include staff who work in the boarding or residential provision in boarding and residential special schools. We will have asked for their views already through Ofsted’s annual online point-in-time survey.

Completion of this questionnaire is voluntary. It is issued at the time of the inspection.

Updates to this page

Published 6 September 2012
Last updated 29 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include privacy information.

  2. The questionnaire has been updated to include questions used in Ofsted’s inspection questionnaire for staff in maintained schools and academies, to ensure a consistent approach for all schools.

  3. Termly update to independent schools inspection guidance

  4. First published.

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