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Ofsted inspection toolkits: ‘The best preparation’

From the 90-minute call to subject deep dives former headteacher Helen Youngman has created a range of tried and tested toolkits to support schools with every aspect of their Ofsted inspection


Helen Youngman’s ambition is to inspire primary schools to achieve outstanding results for their pupils. An experienced practitioner with 22 years’ teaching and leadership experience, she has worked in a range of primary schools, many in challenging situations.

Ofsted graded Ms Youngman’s leadership as outstanding at consecutive inspections, however she does not want her legacy to be words in an Ofsted report, rather she wants to be remembered for the care and nurture she gave to children and families over many years.

She remembers the stress that accompanies Ofsted inspection, which can build for many months and years beforehand. She can often be heard stating during her in-person training courses that if she had superpowers she would blast Ofsted – and SATs for that matter – into outer space, never to be seen again!

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