Governor Development Programme – Preparing for Ofsted

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NEW Governor Development Programme

Preparing for an Ofsted Inspection The Role of the Governor

Led by Philippa Ollerhead


Thistraining course enables school governors to work together to fully understand the Ofsted process, the role of the school governor during an inspection and how to prepare.

The course is suitable for governors of maintained and academy schools in every sector.

Aims of the course

The course will help you to use the Ofsted inspection framework, specifically the leadership and management section.

You will learn about:

  • The latest information from the DfE and Ofsted
  • Inspection timings and how they relate to your school setting
  • The importance of the school curriculum
  • Understanding the role of the school governor during Ofsted
  • What do you need to know and what information should you be getting from the school leadership?
  • How to use information to ask challenging questions
  • How do we prepare for the meeting with Ofsted inspectors?

DATE: Monday, 26 February 2024

TIME: 6:30-8:30pm

COST: £80 per person (for non-subscribing schools)

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The recording of this session will only be available to schools that have purchased the Governor Development+ Subscription.


Schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance Governor Development Programme have THREE FREE places on this session.

Additional places can be purchased – charges will apply. Costs will be incurred for schools that do not subscribe. Please see our terms for further details.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Philippa Ollerhead  has over 35 years experience in education and has been an education improvement adviser for the last 8 years. Having undertaken two headships in the secondary and alternative sectors, she now receives training every academic year in the rigours of the common inspection framework in order to prepare primary, secondary and independent school leaders and governors for Ofsted and ISI visits and to ensure teaching and learning is maximising pupil outcomes.

She is a training partner for the National Association of Headteachers delivering courses for senior leaders across the country, and works with schools, both maintained and academised, and academy trusts across the country supporting leaders to maximise pupil outcomes and prepare for external audit.


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