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

Jo Curd

Jo Curd has worked as an educational consultant for over eighteen years. She has taught pupils from 3 to 19 years of age in mainstream and special schools. She has held posts of responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Religious Education and been Head of a Nursery. She has worked with a very wide range of schools as an adviser, trainer and inspector. She has written and delivered a wide range of courses across England and in Europe. Themes of such courses have included ‘Community Cohesion’, ‘Improving the monitoring cycle’ and ‘Three Pillars of Early Years’. She is passionate about effective inclusion and equipping staff and pupils. She is co-founder of a not-for-profit social enterprise ‘Autistic Eye’ which publicises and sells work by artists with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.   She currently works as a Lead Consultant for School Improvement and Early Years Inspector. 

Jo can devise and deliver a range of training courses or help you identify strengths and areas for development within your school and help you create a concise plan of action to address these.

Hayley Follett

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.

Helen Morrison

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.

David Radmonsky

David Radomsky is an independent educational consultant.  He has a first class BA honours, an MA with distinction, NPQH and a National College coaching accreditation.  He has teaching experience in this country and abroad across the full age range.  His previous experience includes being the executive headteacher of Hasmonean High School in Barnet.  He has extensive experience in working with both primary and secondary schools, formerly as a SIP and now as an associate advisor.  He is a development coach and facilitator for Teaching Leaders and delivers NPQML training.  He has inspected since 2007 and been leading OFSTED inspection teams since 2010. These include maintained schools S5, S8 monitoring and more recently Non- Association Independent schools.  He was the chair of an Interim Executive Board [IEB] working closely with the Headteacher to move the school from `Special Measures’ to Good.  David can offer support in the following areas to both primary and secondary schools, leadership and staff training; coaching / mentoring; reviews and recommendations in line with the OFSTED framework; due diligence reports; self-evaluation; development planning; governance; understanding and using data; improving teaching.   

Susan Sutton

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.

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BPSI Advisers who can support a BPSI School website review

Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI), Barnet with Cambridge Education, 2 Bristol Avenue Colindale, London, NW9 4EW

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