Ofsted check safeguarding records back to 1997! Don’t get caught out…

Some useful advice was given to us this week from a former Ofsted inspector who is now involved in current inspections for a local authority. Schools staff will want to take note of this key information, as it could cost your school crucial marks during the next inspection.

Our expert has picked up on a trend during inspections that has seen schools being marked down because of the references they have on record for all staff. The current requirement is that all members of school staff should have 2 signed references, and with no exceptions—inspectors are even looking at personnel files to check the records of staff who have been employed in schools for 20+ years.

If your school was to have an inspection tomorrow, would you meet this requirement?

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