Inspecting schools - report template

Guidance for the report template for Ofsted inspections of all schools inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005.

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Following the introduction of the Common inspection framework in September 2015 and a more general shift in Ofsted’s practice away from publishing a large amount of guidance for inspectors, this document has been replaced by an internal use only template.


Report template guidance

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This document provides technical guidance for inspectors on how to manipulate the section 5 inspection report template giving details of how to delete unwanted rows, removing highlighting and adding Ofsted house style bullet points.

Before drafting the report the lead inspector must ensure that Part 2 of the School inspections handbook has been read and also the Subsidiary guidance. They must also take account of the specific guidance provided in this document and in the Guide to Ofsted’s house style.

Published 4 April 2014