Could be a coincidence. Ofsted

(23 Posts)

They were in last week.
No news from school certainly no whoo hoo we're excellent fanfares. Last inspection was a 3 two years ago.

And our form teacher has not been seen since.

No weekly newsletter from Head on Friday.

How long does report take and when would you expect to hear from school over a teacher sickness?

TeamEdward Mon 04-Feb-13 22:01:57

If it's bad then Ofsted need to make sure very i is dotted and t is crossed. It can take up to 6 weeks or so for the report to be sent to the school.
Basically, when it comes to Ofsted, no news is bad news.

MirandaWest Mon 04-Feb-13 22:04:11

DCs school was inspected in November. Think we had a newsletter from the head teacher within a couple of days which didn't give details but suggested what the grade was. Think the actual report was about 2 weeks after indirection.

christinecagney Mon 04-Feb-13 22:06:39

About two weeks for the report. They can't tell you anything before it's published as it's confidential.

Sickness of teacher most likely unrelated. Ofsted don't sack teachers or get involved in an individual's capability issues etc. if teacher off for more than a wek then I'd be informing parents of arrangements for cover etc

christinecagney Mon 04-Feb-13 22:07:43

Agree with team Edward...longer for report if it's gone down from a 3.

countrybump Mon 04-Feb-13 22:08:18

It can take up to 6 weeks - and the school won't be able to say anything about the result until the report is confirmed. The framework has changed recently, and is regarded to be tougher, so if the school was a 3 last time and hasn't improved, the news isn't likely to be great.

That's a sensible point countrybump

And so is no news is bad news when it comes to Ofsted

ninah Mon 04-Feb-13 23:04:48

We are expecting an Ofsted report to be published this week - they visited the week before last, so two weeks is about right.

crazymum53 Tue 05-Feb-13 09:33:21

When our school was last inspected they expected all teaching staff to be present even if they would normally have time off sick! So perhaps you may be jumping to wrong conclusions here.

nlondondad Wed 06-Feb-13 09:58:13

with Ofsted the advance information they give the school is very strictly confidential and Ofsted absolutely forbids the school from telling anyone about it (as it is subject to revision). Then when it is finalised Ofsted REQUIRE the school to tell all the parents!

So no news, is actually, no news....

amistillsexy Wed 06-Feb-13 10:01:56

Our recent report took about 3weeks to arrive in bookbags. The grade was a good one (can't remember what they got).

TeamEdward Wed 06-Feb-13 13:18:16

What I'm saying is that bad news takes longer than good news!
A good report will be two to three weeks, but a bad report is checked, doubled checked, the LEA is invoved, action plans are started all before officially being released by Ofsted via the school.

CurtainsForNow Wed 06-Feb-13 15:09:35

Our last report (earlier this year) took about 6 weeks to come out. The school can't officially tell parents as it's confidential.

(the school got a higher grading than previously so it was good news)

New opinion required.

Governors have called an evening meeting to disclose the ofsted report to parents.
Does that ring alarm bells?

TeamEdward Fri 08-Feb-13 17:23:18

Yes.

The shit has hit the fan.

HTH wink grin

ravenAK Fri 08-Feb-13 17:26:25

Are you already an academy? If not, you are about to be.

Really? Give me some idea what to google or search for on MN to read about the topic.......

We're not failing academically. Above average SATS.
But probably not as good as they should be for the cohort.

difficultpickle Sun 10-Feb-13 17:07:26

And the outcome of the meeting was?

tiggytape Sun 10-Feb-13 17:51:43

A meeting being called is not usually good news - it sounds like a significant downgrading since last time is on the cards. If the news was good, it would be delivered by newsletter and / or all over the website. Where the news is bad, schools generally seek to reassure parents in person and outline changes required and how these will be implemented with a chance to ask questions.

As you say, above average SATS doesn't mean a lot if the cohort start at an excpetionally high level and should, with good progress, finish with SATS results far above national expectations. The only glimmer of hope might be that normally bad news takes a lot longer to filter through than good news - if you were only inspected a week ago, I'd be surprised that you are getting any feedback at all at this stage

Thanks tiggy
Meeting next wk. I did think it was a quick turn around on the results. Quicker than neighbouring schools from inspection to notice about the meeting. And a weeks notice about the meeting too.

Head is old, to put it bluntly. I am expecting a forced retirement. But not sure why this requires a meeting.

3 across board. Met chair governors. Explains a lot. Pompous twat.

Bearing in mind it is a thankless task, poisoned chalice etc, Anyone know how to evict a chair of governors?

No retirement of head mores the pity.

cricketballs Thu 14-Feb-13 23:43:21

you did need to understand that the new Ofsted criteria means a lot of schools are being classed as 3 when using the old standards they would have met the grade for a 2. What are your personal feelings? How are you dc progressing /happy in the school? There are far more important indicators than Ofsted's opinion

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