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School inspection: a view from the board, two years on

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NGA’s Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Communications and Nina Sharma, Policy and Research Officer discuss NGA’s latest report on school inspection. Following on from our report that looked at Ofsted’s newly introduced Education Inspection Framework in 2020, which identified key issues and areas to address, the latest report highlights where Ofsted inspection practice has since changed or improved.

Sam and Nina discuss the experiences of governing boards and the results of our extensive analysis of inspection reports.

Sam Henson
Sam Henson

Director of Policy and Communications

Sam oversees NGA’s policy, communications and research services, supporting NGA to achieve positive change in the policy of school governance. He is the policy lead for NGA’s work on the governance of multi academy trusts.

Nina Sharma
Nina Sharma

Senior Policy and Research Officer

Nina’s role entails developing NGA’s policy agenda and positions, adding to the learning of the organisation and improving the governance of schools. She is responsible for policy relating to Ofsted and the broad, balanced curriculum.

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