A Telephone Conversation with Charlie Henry-National Lead HMI for SEND


Monday 21st September was for me dominated by Ofsted. No, we didn’t have visitors in school, we only welcomed our Ofsted team a little over a year ago so we aren’t expecting them quite yet. Monday was a day of simply talking to Ofsted and I feel better for it.

In previous posts I have made no secret of the fact that I have something of a soft spot for Ofsted. Just like the rest of us the Inspectors are simply doing their job. They are aiming to ensure that our children and young people achieve the best educational outcomes possible. Surely that’s what we all want and are working towards.

In the afternoon my Head Teacher and I attended a training event run by a HMI about the new Common Inspection Framework which came in to effect on Monday. We made our usual complaint about lack of parity with…

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