OFSTED inspect schools to provide information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. School inspections are required by law. They provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools, and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.
TFCEPA opened in September 2014 as a brand new academy. New academies usually are inspected in their third year of opening, and in May 2017 we had our first visit. In addition, DBAT support our evaluations of the standards and care in our academy with regular visits from our School Improvement Partner and other members of the central team. The Local Board regularly visit school and are a critical friend to the school leadership, questioning data, finances and quality of education for all children.
For more information on OFSTED’s role please see their website.
Parent View, can be contributed to at any time, though when an inspection is announced then extra information will be gathered via Parent View. You can access this here - Parent View.