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Achieving Ofsted outstanding for the Behaviour and Safety of Pupils

The behaviour and safety judgement is one that underpins Ofsted inspection. In the first of a four-part series focusing on the four core inspection judgements, Suzanne O’Connell talks to five schools who are ‘outstanding’ when it comes to their behaviour

With the new school year just begun, schools anticipating an inspection will be anxious to download the new School Inspection Handbook and work out exactly what Ofsted’s top priorities are for this year.  

There is no doubt that being familiar with Ofsted’s guidance documents is a crucial part of the preparation. However, every school is unique and where it is and where it is going is a much more complex process than a best fit to a grade descriptor. In order to understand what “outstanding” really looks like, Headteacher Update will be featuring schools who have been given this grade against each of the four key judgements. To begin the series, we spoke to five schools, all of whom had been given outstanding for the “behaviour and safety of pupils” judgement.

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