Webinar Runtime: 57 Minutes
This webinar will provide school governors, senior leaders, headteachers and curriculum leads with an understanding of Ofsted’s inspection approach to evaluating ‘protected characteristics’ and how schools can meet their curriculum requirements.
On the 17th September, Ofsted published their ‘Inspecting teaching of the protected characteristics in schools’ guidance. Ofsted will gather evidence on how schools promote equality and diversity and assess pupils’ understanding of the protected characteristics as defined under the Equality Act 2010.
Where an inspection identifies that a school is not teaching about all the protected characteristics, it will always report on this. Schools that don't teach about LGBT relationships for instance, could get a 'requires improvement' judgement on leadership.
In this webinar, Adrian Guy, a school improvement consultant with over 20+ years' experience, and RSHE subject matter expert, John Rees will explore why and how Ofsted will look to gather evidence in relation to how schools teach about the protected characteristics. It will also cover what judgement criteria Ofsted will use and how schools can implement learning as part of their curriculum expectations.