Ofsted new education inspection framework

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16 May 2019

Ofsted have published the following documents on their website, which will take effect from September 2019:

You may find Ofsted's presentation on their proposals for a new inspection framework (Slideshare.net) useful.

Key changes

  • Inspections of all ‘good’ schools increased to two days
  • Current personal development, behaviour and welfare judgment replaced by two separate judgments: behaviour and attitudes and personal development
  • New ‘quality of education’ judgment to replace quality of teaching and learning and assessment judgments. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment will still be judged, but will take into account a school's broader curriculum offering
  • Inspectors will look at how you use assessment in your school, but won't look at your non-statutory, internal progress and attainment data
  • Ofsted also intends to “recognise and acknowledge sooner” where schools have improved or declined. In practice, this will mean Ofsted will be more likely to bring forward a standard inspection.

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