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There are four key areas to be judged when a school is inspected, plus one for overall effectiveness:
A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school's leaders, managers or governors have not shown that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school. This school will receive regular monitoring by Ofsted inspectors before a re-inspection.
Derby Virtual School believes that children in care should, wherever possible, be placed in schools judged to be Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.