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Ofsted's latest inspection framework landed in September 2019. Be clear on how your school's curriculum will be inspected under the 'quality of education' judgement.

Your role as a governing board

As a governing board, you won't be inspected under Ofsted's 'quality of education' judgement. Find out how governance is inspected here.

The sections below are about how Ofsted inspects your school's curriculum. You don't need to know this information in great detail, but understanding the basics could help you monitor your school's approach. Read this article to find out what questions inspectors might ask you.

The impact of COVID-19

Ofsted recognises the challenges placed on schools during the pandemic, including that most schools will have been unable to implement the curriculum in the usual way. 

Inspectors will seek to understand how your school adapted and prioritised the curriculum from September 2020, including:

See paragraphs 14 and 15

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