13th November 2018 - Ofsted Pilot Inspection Letter


Dear Parents/ Carers,


We are delighted to announce that St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy has been invited to participate in a pilot visit from Ofsted on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November to trial the new inspection framework.  This is an excellent opportunity for Team SPH to gain invaluable insights into the new framework in advance of Ofsted’s launch to all schools nationally in 2019.  Throughout the inspection, some of the activities may be used to gather evidence but the process ‘will not contain any critique or lead to judgements’, ‘nor will it be used on any future inspection of the school’.  It is, however, an opportunity for the academy to, ‘take part in trials and dialogue where inspectors will provide feedback for aspects which they have considered as part of the pilot’.  This means that we will receive some feedback which will be shared with the SPH community in our next ‘Teaching and Learning Newsletter’.  We look forward to sharing this with you then and thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs L. Morris


St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy



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