act in conformity with the teachings and regulations of the Church and the mission of the diocese.
Inspectors will use the following four-point scale to make all judgements:
• Grade 1: outstanding
• Grade 2: good
• Grade 3: requires improvement
• Grade 4: inadequate
Ofsted inspect schools to provide information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. School inspections are required by law. Ofsted provides an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools, and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.
Ofsted inspectors look at four main area which are the quality of education, the behaviour and attitudes of the pupils, the personal development of pupils and the leadership of the school. Schools receive a judgement for each of the four inspection areas, and an overall judgement. There are four numerical grades:
- 1: Outstanding
- 2: Good
- 3: Requires Improvement
- 4: Inadequate