A DAISI Guide to the new Ofsted Inspections

What will inspections under the new framework be actually like?

There will be 3 main parts of the inspection regime:

Next Steps

Hopefully this video has clarified what will happen under the new Inspection Regime.

You will no doubt be reviewing your curriculum against the School Inspection Handbook to ensure it can be the best it can be for your pupils. Ofsted knows that such a review might be finished in 2019/20, and so if it is not finished, they want to know that you are in process of bringing this about.

Make sure that you have all the information that inspectors will require by 8 a.m. on Day 1 is either available or easily retrievable.

If your analysis is stored on an MIS, you might want to have a easy-to-read manual of what buttons to press to retrieve the necessary information, especially important if someone is off sick on the preparation day.

Make sure you know all of the implications of the data stored in your school’s IDSR – inspectors will still be reviewing them before coming to your school.

Further Reading

New School Inspections Explained

Is there a correlation between School Deprivation and Ofsted Judgement?

Has Ofsted really gone of School Data?

Ofsted Inspection Analysis – What is Outstanding according to Ofsted?

Ofsted Focus on Curriculum

The new Ofsted Inspection Framework speaks a lot about Curriculum.

Whilst the new directed focus has been welcomed, there is a lot of misunderstanding about what this means in practice. Schools are buying in help from outside sources against Ofsted Advice and Ofsted are constantly claiming there is no “Ofsted curriculum”.

So what will inspectors be looking for in your school curriculum from September 2019 onwards and what do they mean by a good or outstanding “quality of education”? These articles hopefully will answer some of the questions and help to guide your understanding..

How can DAISI Education help your school?

Headteachers and School Leaders need to have a thorough understanding of their exam results, the ASP (Analyse School Performance) and IDSR (Inspection Data Summary Report).

  • How well do you understand your School data?
  • Could you frame the data conversation with an Ofsted Inspector?
  • Do you know what Ofsted is looking for?
  • Do you want more detail than what is found in the IDSR?
  • Do your Governors need a course or Report that is suited for them?

Question Level Analysis

Whatever assessment you are using, you should have clear reasoning for what interpretations and actions you are going to use. You should also have the time that is need to set assessments, collate analyse and interpret the data, and then be able to show you are acting on the findings.

Inspectors will ask what you are drawing from your assessment data and how that is informing your curriculum and teaching.


Our ASaP report, makes understanding the ASP easy with detailed written statements, graphs and charts and bespoke cohort insight. It continues to be ordered by schools and academies across the country – Another excellent source of insight for governors, trustees and School Improvement Advisors

Understanding your School’s Data Guides

Our Data Guides give you detailed information about every key stage and the assessments within.

  • Assessment Information for every Key Stage
  • Helpful Links and Dates
  • Ideal for Exam Leads, Teachers, Governors, NQTs and Parents
  • Available to read online
  • Download as a FREE PDF booklet

Online Training

We have created two video courses to help you understand the ASP and IDSR..