Notice to Improve

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Schools in which Ofsted has judged the quality of education to be inadequate but capable of improvement are served with a Notice to Improve. After a period of six to eight months this is followed by a one‐day monitoring visit by inspectors, who evaluate the progress being made towards improvement in the specific issues and areas identified as inadequate. The visit is made at short notice, with only two to five days' notice given, so that an accurate evaluation may be made. In a meeting at the end of the visit verbal feedback is given to the school and, if appropriate, the local authority, and is later confirmed in writing, both to the school and on the Ofsted web site. The feedback is expected to help the school set the agenda for further improvement, which will be assessed at their next Ofsted inspection.

Subjects: Education.

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