Don't be soft - Getting Ofsted Inspection Right - "Supporting inspection, as a Governor, sympathetically and successfully"

Deliverer: Robin Hammerton

Date: Wednesday 7th March 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm (coffee from 5:00 pm)

Venue: Joy Lane Primary School

Course Fee: £30


  • Supporting inspection, as a Governor, sympathetically and successfully
  • Seeing the process from the Inspector’s viewpoint
  • Contributing to self-evaluation and the school’s narrative
  • Understanding that it’s not really about Ofsted, but School improvement and the pupils
  • Considering the importance of curriculum

About the Facilitator

Robin Hammerton has worked as an HMI, Headteacher and LA Officer.  He is a consultant who continues to work as a lead inspector and is able to offer an understanding of Ofsted inspections for schools.  He will not however represent Ofsted on this course.  As an HMI he held many roles such as National Advisor for Personalisation and vulnerable groups.


School Governors – Infant, Junior, Primary and Secondary Schools

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Induction Training for Governors

National leaders of governance: Would your school benefit from help to improve your governance?

An effective governing body creates robust accountability and assurance for educational and financial performance. It provides strategic leadership and direction to organisations and is crucial to their success.

National leaders of governance (NLGs) are experienced chairs of governors who volunteer to provide school-to-school support to improve governance quality and build capacity, supporting schools to improve.

There are over 500 NLGs available to work with you through:

  • coaching/mentoring chairs of governors
  • external reviews of governance

NLGs can also take on a short-term chair role of an Interim Executive Board or a school defined as coasting, RI or Inadequate or at risk of falling into these definitions.

Please make use of this valuable resource. NLGs can be found on the school-to-school support directoryor NCTL provide a free brokerage service. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your requirements.


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