School effectiveness

Ofsted 2015

Changes to education inspections from September 2015 (GOV.UK website)
Details of the changes to how Ofsted will inspect early years provision, schools and further education and skills from September 2015.

Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies (GOV.UK website)
Update September 2015: new version of ‘Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies’. Although this is a new document there are no significant changes from previous document.

Common inspection framework - August 2015 (GOV.UK website)
This sets out the statutory basis for inspections conducted under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended), from September 2015.

School inspection handbook from September 2015 (GOV.UK website)
This provides instructions and guidance for inspectors conducting inspections under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended). It sets out what inspectors must do and what schools can expect, and provides guidance for inspectors on making their judgements.

On 27 April 2016 Ofsted and CQC released the framework and guidance for inspecting the effectiveness of local areas fulfilling their new duties for supporting children and young people with SEND:

Local area SEND inspection: framework- April 2016 (GOV.UK website)

Local area SEND inspection: guidance for inspectors - April 2016 (GOV.UK website)

Additional guidance document.

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Last updated: 14 Feb 2017