Preparing for Ofsted as a Governor

Brief Overview: This session forms part of a series of sessions offered by the Local Authority designed to support Governors in their role. This session will be led by Wendy Tomes who is CEO of the Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust as well as a National Leader of Education and an additional Ofsted Inspector.The role of Governors in an Ofsted is crucial and there will be judgements and comments made about the quality of governance in any Section 5 report.This one hour session will cover the following:

  • What do Governors need to do to prepare before the inspection
  • What happens with Governors during the inspection
  • What kind of questions will they ask Governors? (This will form the bulk of the session and we will discuss examples of answers you might give)
  • Why have some inspections led to a Governance review?
  • For more information about the other sessions available, please contact the Local Authority Governor Support Service.
Facilitator: Wendy Tomes, CEO Sidney Stringer Multi-Academy Trust National Leader of Education and Ofsted Inspector
Who is it suitable for:  Any Governors
What will you take away
with you? e.g. resources,
learning points etc. What is the intended impact for you and your school?
There will be a resource to take away with model questions and also a question and answer session at the end with one of our Directors who has been involved in Ofsted Inspections as part of school Inspections across Primary, Secondary and Special schools in our MAT.
Contact: Trudy Bell
Teaching School: Swan
Tel: 024 7625 1756 (ext. 1714)
Costs: £60 for schools that subscribe to the Governor Support Services. Book on via GovernorHub.
£65 for non-subscribing schools. Book on by emailing


Session Date Time Venue Brief Outline
Session 1 13/11/18 4.00-6.00pm Sidney Stringer Academy As above