Is Grace Academy Coventry a good school?

Grace Academy is an improving school. Many staff and pupils told inspectors how much the school has improved. A new principal took up post this term. Morale among staff is high.

What happens if you fail Ofsted inspection?

The Secretary of State for Education will issue an academy order to a maintained school judged inadequate and placed in a category of concern. The school will then become a sponsored academy.

What do Ofsted look for when carrying out an inspection?

The four categories covered in an Ofsted inspection are: Quality of education – how well the school provides the education pupils need at that stage of their learning. Behaviour and attitudes – how pupils, staff, parents and governors feel about the school, and how pupils behave in and out of lessons.

How many days is a Section 8 Ofsted inspection?

A standard inspection under section 5 usually lasts two days. However, section 8 inspections of good or outstanding primary schools and good or outstanding maintained nursery schools with fewer than 150 pupils normally last for 1 day.

What is the difference between a Section 5 and Section 8 inspection?

1 Ofsted does not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection of a good school, but if we find some evidence that the school would now be better than good, or standards may be declining, we will conduct a full inspection with graded judgements, which we call a section 5 inspection.

Do Ofsted inspectors need to show DBS?

Inspectors will have been DBS checked by Ofsted You don’t need to check their DBS information when they arrive, as all inspectors will have been vetted appropriately by Ofsted. They don’t tend to carry their DBS check information with them.

What is the difference between a Section 5 and 8 Ofsted inspection?

Are Ofsted behind schedule 2021?

As a rule of thumb: During 2021/22, an inspection is likely to happen about five terms later than normal. During 2022/23, Ofsted will inspect schools about three terms later.

What triggers a Section 5 Ofsted inspection?

Although most good or outstanding schools will be inspected as outlined above, some good or outstanding schools will automatically receive a section 5 inspection instead of a section 8 inspection if our risk assessment process indicates that the quality of provision in the school may have deteriorated significantly, or …