30 September 2024
16:00 - 18:30

The Role of Governors in the new Inspection Framework

The Role of Governors in the new Inspection Framework

Are you ready for the new inspection framework?

  • ISI introduced a new inspection framework from September 2023, after two terms of inspections under this framework what have we learnt?
  • Do you understand the ISSR‚Äôs & NMRs and how they apply to your school?
  • Do you feel confident in supporting and challenging the school‚Äôs senior leadership team?
  • Are you able to hold the Head Teacher to account for securing the best possible outcomes for pupils' wellbeing?


TARGET AUDIENCE: School Proprietors, Compliance Officers,  Governors & Trustees

This course is aimed at governors , trustees , board members and proprietors of independent schools inspected by ISI. It is suitable for Governors of HMC, GSA, IAPS, ISA, Society of Heads or AGBIS Schools inspected by ISI.

Independent Schools ISSR Compliance

In their documentation,¬†ISI¬†tell us that, ‚Äėinspections are designed to make clear the extent to which the school meets or does not meet the various ISSRs the NMS for boarding schools, the EYFS statutory requirements, and other legislation as applicable.‚Äô There are almost 30 key areas involved in a standard inspection and in many cases each of these is subject to a range of specific regulations. If your school has an EYFS provision or has boarding, there will be many more! How do Governors know where to start?

Common Compliance Pitfalls

In this introductory webinar will offer an overview of the key aspects your school Governing body need to be aware of and some of the common pitfalls to help you audit your provision and hold school leaders to account. We cannot go through every standard and regulation but by the end of this course, you will have all the information you need to know where to look next to complete a self-analysis of your readiness for a compliance inspection.


We will guide you through the Independent Schools Standards Regulations (ISSRs). We include reference to the National Minimum Standards for Boarding (NMS) and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation (EYFS) (though not the OFSTED framework for inspecting registered settings for children under two years of age). This will include an exploration of academic and pastoral policy areas plus safeguarding, health and safety and how you interact with stakeholders, to show the effectiveness of governance, leadership and management.

Join us for this twilight webinar where Bill will ensure that you are prepared for the forthcoming changes in time for your school’s next inspection.

Details: The Webinar will be online, using Zoom, and delegates will be sent a code in order to sign in. Delegates will be provided with all the materials and the Powerpoint as a pdf.

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    Bill Burn
    Bill was Second Master at a leading boarding school for 15 years before becoming a lead inspector in the UK and internationally, as well as working as a consultant on whole school reviews, specialising in effective leadership and raising academic attainment. Bill has held leadership roles in three schools, including responsibility for PSHE, modern foreign languages, a boarding house of 63 boys aged 13-18, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. He has taught and examined French and Spanish at GCSE and A level. As well as holding posts in England and Wales, he has taught in France, Spain and the USA. He has served for many years as a school governor, of both an independent preparatory school and a comprehensive secondary school.