The Ofsted Inspection Framework with Lee Selby HMI. 23rd March 2020

Dear Chairs of Governors and Clerks,

You may remember that last year, our regional HMI, Lee Selby, came to speak to colleagues regarding the implementation of the new Ofsted framework. This meeting was very well received by Head Teachers across the county.

Although Lee has significant pressures on his time, he has offered to return to Bucks next month to share thoughts on the new inspection framework and to take feedback from colleagues.

In order to maximise his time, we have agreed that he will run two hour long sessions 9am to 10am and 10.30am to 11.30am on the 23rd March at the Gateway in Aylesbury.

Please follow the links below to book your place:



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Personal Development in the new Ofsted framework (with Better Governor)

Thursday 26 March, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

This webinar will explore in detail this element of Ofsted’s recently updated inspection framework.

The new judgement covers many aspects of personal development including confidence, character, personal safety and readiness for the next stage of education.


Behaviour and attitudes in the new Ofsted framework (with Better Governor)

Thursday 27 February, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

We’ll explore in detail this element of Ofsted’s recently updated inspection framework.

The new judgement covers behaviour, attendance, exclusion and attitudes to learning.



Managing exclusions (with The Key for School Governors)

Tuesday 11 February, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

The webinar will set out boards’ specific legal duties in relation to pupil exclusions.

We’ll also explore how boards can monitor exclusion levels effectively. This can help to provide assurance that exclusion is being used proportionately and in a non-discriminatory manner.



Safer Recruitment Webinar with Better Governor

Thu, Jan 30, 2020 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM GMT

The webinar will be facilitated by Better Governor governance experts, Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and will be a mix of input from them, together with the use of online polls and the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Safer recruitment (with Better Governor)

Thursday 30 January 2020, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

A key element of safeguarding is the vetting of applicants and prospective volunteers working with children to ensure they are not unsuitable.

We’ll look at what governors need to know about safer recruitment procedures, criminal record and other vetting checks, and the training governors and staff involved in recruitment should undertake.

The webinar will be led by usual hosts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn. It will be fully interactive and include an opportunity to ask your own questions.

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