In the 2016/17 inspections:
If you were an Outstanding school you were most likely to move to Good.
If you were a Good school you were most likely to remain as Good.
If you were a Requires Improvement school you were most likely to become Good.
If you were an Inadequate school you were most likely to become Requires Improvement.
It’s great that there’s a strong upward trend.
And it’s great that so many schools become Good
But this also shows how hard it is to be better than Good.
I looked at inspection reports from 2 years (2015/16 and 2017/18) to see what the two year trend is for schools and what I found was:
74% of previously good schools remain as good
20% get worse!
I know the inspection framework has got harder…but 6% did move from Good to Outstanding.
What’s your school’s pattern?
Take a moment to look at the last 5-10 years of your school’s inspections and write down the year and Ofsted judgement received:
What does this say to you? Is your school struggling to go beyond good?
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