Ofsted inspections: one of the biggest milestones in school life for staff and senior leadership. Always at the back of teachers' minds, school inspections are intended to assess the overall landscape of an institution, and see where the successes (and weaknesses) lie.
For those schools trying to reach the highest standards, inspection is always the final hurdle to determine how far they have come, and trying to ensure standards are maintained in the run up to a potential inspection can be a real challenge.
Even for those schools which have been rated as “outstanding" in the past, the pressure never eases. No headteacher wants to see those high standards slip.
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