The latest Ofsted Inspection Handbook lists what their inspectors will be looking for during school inspections.  For safety and behaviour of students some of the areas listed are:

  • The types, rates and patterns of bullying and the effectiveness of the school’s actions to prevent and tackle all forms of bullying and harassment. This includes cyber-bullying and prejudice-based bullying related to special educational need, sexual orientation, sex, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment or disability
  • The school’s success in keeping pupils safe, whether within school or during external activities through, for instance, effective risk assessments, e-safety arrangements, and action taken following any serious safeguarding incident
  • The effectiveness of the school’s actions to prevent and tackle discriminatory and derogatory language – this includes homophobic and racist language, and language that is derogatory about disabled people
  • The extent to which pupils are able to understand and respond to risk, for example risks associated with extremism
  • The school’s response to any extremist behaviour shown by pupils

For training specifically developed for school staff on safeguarding and e-Safety see our website