Certificate in Understanding the Ofsted EIF

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Certificate in Understanding the Ofsted EIF

Course Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

Ofsted inspections are applicable to all school staff. Every part of the school will be reserved for judgement and everyone can play their part, from taking the initial call to logistical preparations. It’s essential that all staff know how to prepare for an Ofsted inspection and understand the key criteria that inspectors will consider as part of their assessment.

Our Essential CPD course on Ofsted provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure that you are Ofsted ready and what to expect during an inspection. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our Ofsted training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by Stefan Fusenich, the course has been divided into four easily digestible modules and contains references to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your Ofsted compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) 2019
  • Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2019

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Ofsted strategy and overarching objectives that Ofsted look to satisfy.
  • Identify the core criteria Ofsted work from and how schools are graded.
  • Recognise what happens before, during and after an Ofsted inspection, including Ofsted deep dives.
  • Awareness of the key areas Ofsted inspect and how every role in the school is relevant.
  • Practical steps different roles can make in preparation for an inspection.

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to Ofsted. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years through to seco...

Module 1: What is Ofsted?

In module 1 you will learn about Ofsted as an entity. You will understand why they exist, what they aim to achieve and what the main principles are behind their current strategy.

Module 2: Inspections

In module 2, you will learn about Ofsted inspections and how schools are graded according to the Education Inspection Framework. You will understand the areas inspectors look at and recognise the process of an inspection from taking the initial call...

Module 3: Your Role

Module 3 will discuss who, what and how different roles can impact an Ofsted inspection. It will highlight key areas that Ofsted will be interested in and provide useful advice and tips for different personnel, including what inspectors will be looki...

Module 4: Inspection Essentials

Module 4 will provide examples of questions that inspectors may ask during an inspection process. It will touch on key ‘dos and don’ts’ that all school staff should consider and re-emphasise the fact that everyone, as part of the whole school communi...

Stefan Fusenich

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Stefan Fusenich

Teacher educator and DfE subject learning coach with extensive management and teaching experience.
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