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Referencing with Harvard: Ofsted inspection reports

Ofsted Report: Full Inspection

To be made up of:

  • Name of government department.
  • Year of publication (in round brackets).
  • Title (in italics).
  • Place of publication: publisher.

If online, add:

  • Available at: URL.
  • (Accessed: date).

 

In-text citation:

When developing learning materials for the scheme of work, it was important to take into consideration the fact that the ‘proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average’ (Ofsted, 2019, p.2) and so, for many of the students, language could be a barrier for engaging with materials.

 

Reference list:

Ofsted (2019). Inspection report: IOE Comprehensive School, 1-3 April 2019. Manchester: Ofsted. Available at: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/101/02709 (Accessed: 12 May 2020).

Ofsted Report: Other Inspections

This includes interim and short inspections, as well as monitoring visits, which generally are in the form of a letter to the school's Headteacher/Principal.

To be made up of:

  • Author/sender’s name.
  • Year of publication (in round brackets).
  • Title/subject line (in italics).
  • Date/month of communication.

If online, add:

  • Available at: URL.
  • (Accessed: date).

 

In-text citation:

The most recent Ofsted monitoring visit identified, as a next step for the school, that the 'most able pupils are presented with work that is consistently challenging' (Dewey, 2017, p.4) and this scheme of work attempted to address this in a number of ways.

 

Reference list:

Dewey, S. (2017) Short inspection of IOE Comprehensive School. 25 December. Available at: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/101/02709 (Accessed: 12 May 2020).

School Anonymity

Students and authors may be expected to refer to a school or educational setting in a format that retains the anonymity of the particular context.  In this case, we suggest adopting the following approach, in which square brackets are used to signify the use of anonymised detail.

 

Full Inspection Report

In-text citation:

When developing learning materials for the scheme of work, it was important to take into consideration the fact that the ‘proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average’ (Ofsted, 2019, p.2) and so, for many of the students, language could be a barrier for engaging with materials.

Reference list

Ofsted (2019) Inspection report: [School A], 1-3 April 2019. Manchester: Ofsted. Available at: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/ [full URL redacted] (Accessed: 12 May 2020).

 

Other Inspections

In-text citation:

The most recent Ofsted monitoring visit identified, as a next step for the school, that the 'most able pupils are presented with work that is consistently challenging' (Ofsted Inspector A, 2017, p.4) and this scheme of work attempted to address this in a number of ways.

Reference list:

[Ofsted Inspector A]. (2017) Short inspection of [School A]. 25 December. Available at: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/ [full URL redacted] (Accessed: 12 May 2020).

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