Ofsted inspects all maintained special schools in England at least every three years. After the inspection is complete, Ofsted publish a report. When assessing a school, inspectors consider evidence from a range of sources including:
- the school’s self-evaluation (the school’s assessment of its own performance)
- performance data
- pupils’ work
- lesson observations
- input from parents
- discussions with pupils, staff and governors
The inspection report includes an overall assessment of the school’s effectiveness, along with specific judgements.
The report also indicates what the school should do to improve. The school is expected to use Ofsted’s recommendations as a basis for making improvements as quickly as possible.
You can find our latest Ofsted report here