OFSTED Preparation

Strategies for preparing Local Authority Children’s services for inspection included:

  • Creation of the LA’s self-assessment and any other related documents
  • Building a practical understanding of Ofsted ILAC requirements to achieve an outstanding rating
  • Sharing best practice when analysing the strengths and areas for improvements in preparation for the annual engagement meetings
  • Developing an effective action plan : practical measures to make your organisation and staff inspection ready
  • Using robust performance date management in compiling children’s cases to provide to inspectors to comply with children’s services inspection criteria
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to improve staff confidence in engaging with the inspection process