We have just been informed that Ofsted will be carrying out a monitoring inspection at Starbank School on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th January 2020. The school will be inspected under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 and will be led by Bianka Zemke, HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector) and Graeme Tyrer, Ofsted inspector.

During the inspection the inspectors will collect information about staff and children at the school by looking at school records and observing the everyday life of the school. No names will be recorded but some of the information may make it possible to identify a particular individual. Ofsted uses this information to prepare its report and for the purposes set out in its privacy policy. Ofsted will not publish any information that identifies an individual in the report but may name the Headteacher and the chair of the appropriate authority.
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Following the monitoring inspection we will share the final report with parents/ carers once it has been published on the Ofsted website.
Many thanks for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Starbank Senior Leadership Team

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Ofsted 2020 letter