Govas -Ofsted briefing for Heads and Chairs

Dear Colleagues/Governors,


A briefing for Headteachers and Chairs of Governors


Where - Friday September 11th  At Edgeley Park

Morning session 10.00-12.00 Afternoon session 1.30-3.30

Janet Palmer, link HMI to Stockport LA, will lead a session on the changes to Ofsted inspection and methodology due for implementation in September 2015.

The briefing is open to all Stockport schools’ headteachers and chairs of governors.

Only two places per school are available. Please note that the afternoon briefing is a repeat of the morning session.

This session is offered at no additional cost to those schools included in the school improvement service level agreement. For non-subscribers to the SLA there will be a charge of £250 per person per session.

To reserve your places and indicate which session you wish to attend please contact Yvonne Mellor at by no later than Monday September 7th 2015


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