Certificate in the Role of an Ofsted Nominee

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Certificate in the Role of an Ofsted Nominee

Course Duration: 59 minutes (approx.)

From autumn 2020, Ofsted will begin a series of interim visits to schools with a view towards resuming full inspections in January 2021. The Ofsted School Inspection Handbook makes it clear that Ofsted inspectors place a large importance on speaking to those responsible for leadership and governance within schools and that it is the responsibility of senior leaders to ensure that schools are prepared for inspection, have discussed inspection plans and have notified the necessary stakeholders.

Our Essential CPD course on the role of an Ofsted nominee provides you with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your Ofsted requirements. 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 nominee training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

This course has been divided into five easy-to-digest modules, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your training.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF)
  • Ofsted School Inspection Handbook
  • Ofsted Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding what Ofsted will inspect, the core areas they review and how they will look to gather evidence.
  • Recognising what the role of the Ofsted nominee is and the nature of the relationship they build with Ofsted.
  • Exploring what is expected of the Ofsted nominee and their core responsibilities both before and during an inspection.
  • Identifying what the Ofsted nominee should complete post-inspection and top tips to ensure effective practice.

Course Units


This course has been divided into five easy-to-digest modules, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your training.

Module 1: Introduction to inspection

In this module, you will look at the outline of a full inspection and the core areas that Ofsted review. It will also cover the way that inspectors gather evidence, how schools are graded and explain what the Deep Dive methodology is.

Module 2: Role of the nominee

Module 2 will explore what is meant by the Ofsted nominee and what role they will play in the inspection process. It will also discuss the relationship that Ofsted look to build with the nominee.

Module 3: Pre-inspection role

In module 3, you will learn what actions to take prior to an Ofsted inspection, what preparations need to be made and what to expect when an inspector calls your school.

Module 4: Role during inspection

Module 4 will help you to understand what your role will be during the inspection process and what meetings you will need to attend, what discussions you will need to contribute to and what evidence you may need to gather.

Module 5: Post-inspection role

In the final module, you will explore what is required from a post final feedback meeting and how to prepare an action plan that tackles the strengths and weaknesses highlighted during the inspection process.

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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