From September 2019, Ofsted started to inspect using a new framework with a focus on the curriculum. “We want to make sure that good results come from teaching a broad, rich curriculum. We want to reflect real learning, not just intensive preparation for a test or to move up to the next ‘stage’. Ofsted grades will reflect the areas that matter most to parents: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.” Sean Harford, National Director, Education,
Find the latest Ofsted report for any school or college here.
Here is the Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.
Here an Ofsted inspector discusses how early reading and phonics teaching is looked at as part of the new inspections.
MAINTAINED AND ACADEMY SCHOOLS
This guide gives a summary of what schools should expect and what they need to do as part of an Ofsted inspection.
This is the link to the latest up-to date Inspection Handbook which describes the activities carried out during an inspection.
Here a headteacher and Ofsted inspector talks about about his experience of the education inspection framework (EIF) pilot inspections.
Third Space Learning provide a clear summary of the inspection changes and what you can expect from your next inspection!
Here an Ofsted inspector talks about what the new education inspection framework (EIF) means for further education and skills providers.