Influential Child Care Training
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Preparing For Inspection

Preparing for Inspection is an IN HOUSE training course for the full staff team.


The aim of the course is to allow staff to take responsibility for the setting's Ofsted inspections and to give them the confidence to communicate with the inspector well at inspection time. We help them to know what is expected of them during an inspection and at the end of the course, each staff team is given a project to help them to be able to demonstrate their skills in key areas. The training explores the new expectations of the common inspection framework.


Course Objectives


The purpose of this course is to give all staff an understanding of how to undertake their role to the best of their ability during an inspection. To familiarise staff with the inspection process and why it is important for each member of staff to fully take part. The course covers three judgements of the underpinning judgements, the last one on leadership and management is explored by managers separately. Inspectors now need to make four judgements before reaching the overall judgement. The new style inspections began on 1 September 2015 under the common inspection framework. Although much of this is similar new topics an inspector needs to discuss are prevent, British values and attendance.  By the end of the course each member of staff will have an issue to work on to improve on best practice. Staff will also gain a better understanding of the need to complete the Early Learning Journeys and be given lots of ideas to help with improving communication and language which is a key focus during inspection.


Course Outline




An Inspector’s experiences


Greeting Ofsted


The Inspection process


Outcome gradings and self analysis


The impact practitioners have during an inspection - Reaching a team goal


The common inspection framework

The four underpinning judgements
Tracking children
Early learning journeys and profiles
Observation - What are the inspectors looking at
Improving practice
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