BPSI School website review

Is your school’s website compliant with the DfE’s expectations?

Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.

 

 

Schools that are an academy or free school, need to check their funding agreement to find out what should be published on the school’s website.

 

Ofsted Inspectors may view a school's website prior to, or during, an inspection to ensure it meets DfE regulations.

 

Details of the regulations can be found here:
DfE - What maintained schools must publish online

 

BPSI can support your school with a BPSI School Website Review.  There are two options available to schools:

 
Standard

 

The BPSI adviser (Ofsted trained) would undertake a desktop review of the school’s website to identify whether it was statutorily compliant. The adviser would complete and send the school a brief report indicating the findings and identifying (via bullet points) areas of strength and possible areas of improvement.

 

It is envisaged that the adviser would bill for between 2 to 3 BPSI hours

 
Enhanced

 

The BPSI adviser (Ofsted trained) would undertake a desktop review of the school’s website to identify whether it was statutorily compliant. The adviser would complete and send the school a brief report indicating the findings and identifying (via bullet points) areas of strength and possible areas of improvement.

The adviser would also review and report to the school:

  • how effective the website was at explaining the narrative of the school,

  • how well it presented the school’s ethos

  • How easy the website is to navigate for an Ofsted Inspector

 

It is envisaged that the adviser would bill for between 5 to 6 BPSI hours.

How to arrange a BPSI School website review

If you would like to arrange a BPSI School Website Review, please take a look at the BPSI Advisers below and decide who you would like to carry out your review. 

We recommend you contact your chosen adviser direct.  This ensures that there are no delays in getting your review underway and you can explain to her/him your specific needs.  Contact details for all of the BPSI Advisers can be found on the Headteachers’ page of the BPSI Members’ Area web-site or by contacting sdtued.admin@barnet.gov.uk

BPSI Advisers who can support a BPSI School website review

Helen Morrison is currently a Learning Network Inspector for Barnet Local Authority and an Inspector for Ofsted. Helen was previously headteacher of a large Primary in Barnet.  During her time at the school, Helen has led the school successfully through two Ofsted Inspections, the last inspection team judging the school as Outstanding. Helen has a particular interest in effective leadership structures and enjoys supporting schools to identify and plan for school improvement. Helen has direct experience of leading major change and  has led on the amalgamation of two schools as well as experience of leading major building projects, including school expansion. Helen's Ofsted work enables her to have an up to date understanding of what Oustanding school effectiveness looks like. She enjoys supporting schools in their drive to achieve and maintain this across all aspects of school life.

Helen Morrison

Hayley Follett is currently a Deputy Head Teacher in an 11-18 comprehensive secondary school in North London and an additional inspector for OFSTED. She has been teaching in the secondary phase since 1994. Hayley was accredited with Advanced Skills Teacher status and worked across her Local Authority whilst being a Head of Science for 9 years before moving into leadership. Her expertise is in effective teaching and learning.

Hayley Follett

Susan Sutton has 30 years’ experience in school improvement, having worked at a senior level in four local authorities and at a national level with the National strategies. Prior to this she was a secondary deputy head teacher. She has long standing experience as a SIP, link advisor and head of school improvement service in London, working with schools and settings across all phases. She has recent successful interim senior leadership experience in diverse schools and can quickly establish excellent relationships with staff. Susan holds NPQH and remains a serving Ofsted inspector, a trained coach and an Expert Governor. She currently works part time as a deputy head in a primary academy and leading the school improvement team in a London borough. Susan has a strong track record of improving outcomes in partner schools. She can offer wide ranging consultancy support in most areas, including: Self evaluation/ development planning; Ofsted preparation; Leadership development; Governance; Data and pupil tracking; Behaviour, attendance, inclusion, SEN; Performance management; Improving teaching quality/coaching; Literacy development; Assessment.

Susan Sutton

Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI), Barnet Education & Learning Service, 2 Bristol Avenue Colindale, London, NW9 4EW

          020 8359 6325 / 6341 / 6306             sdtued.admin@barnet.gov.uk