Statutory regulations and guidance

The Department for Education’s statutory guidance publications for schools and local authorities:

Schools: statutory guidance - GOV.UK (

Statutory policies for schools and academy trusts - GOV.UK (

Governance handbook and competency framework - GOV.UK (

Get Information about Schools - GOV.UK


Education inspection framework (EIF) This framework sets out Ofsted's inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.

Ofsted - Inspecting the curriculum guidance explains how inspectors will look at the quality of education.

School inspection handbook - GOV.UK ( Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework.

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Last updated: 22 Aug 2023

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