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Ofsted Inspection Framework & Documentation

Link to the Ofsted website where you can view or download the latest SIF Inspection Framework and Handbook

Ofsted Inspection Team November 2016

  • Tracey Metcalfe, Lead Inspector
  • Julie Knight, Deputy Lead Inspector
  • Rachel Holden
  • Andy Whippey
  • Jan Edwards
  • Stella Elliott
  • Victor Reid
  • Fiona Millns
  • Nick Veysey

Inspection Pack

The Inspection Pack summarises the key elements of the SIF Inspection and contains documents for use during the inspection.

Annex M – (Self-assessment)

Please find attached our self-evaluation document (Annex M) which will be shared with the Ofsted inspection team.

Strategies & Policies

Please find below some of our key strategies and useful publications.

Debriefing Template Form

Please download the debriefing template form and use when debriefing interviewees or focus groups. Completed forms should be emailed to Carolyn Ford: on a daily basis. Jon Stonehouse and the local authority Inspection Preparation Team will review these forms at the end of each day.

 If you have been interviewed by Ofsted either as an individual or as part of a focus group and wish to feed something back to Jon Stonehouse and the local authority Inspection Preparation Team, please complete this form and email to Carolyn Ford: . Jon Stonehouse and the Inspection Preparation Team will review these forms at the end of each day.

Story Boards (Briefing Papers)

A suite of story boards which describe different aspects of our work with children, young people and families. Each story board gives a comprehensive overview of the topic and relevant local developments within our partnership working context. Please contact the Story Board author if you have any comments or additional information, and please feel free to share the story boards within your service and professional networks.

Briefing Paper/Inspection Notification

Please find attached a notification email advising that the SIF inspection will take place. The letter includes a short staff briefing and details of our key strengths and areas for development.

Briefing Sessions

If you would like a briefing prior to being interviewed, please contact Eoin Rush,

Staff Briefing Note

Interview Schedule

Please find below links to the interview schedules for the SIF Inspection. Please note that this will be continuously updated. If you are being interviewed you will receive notification from Carolyn Ford. Any queries regarding the timetable should be sent to

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Thursday 17 November 2016

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Thursday 1 December 2016

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Thursday 8 December 2016

Contact Details

If you need to get an urgent message to Carolyn Ford during the inspection regarding, for example, your attendance/non-attendance at an interview, please, contact Fiona Ankers, PA to Eoin Rush, on 01904 554212, and she will pass your message on to Carolyn. For less urgent messages, please email Carolyn on Please note that you may not get an immediate response. If you are looking for a particular document, you may be able to find it on this website.