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2019 Ofsted inspection framework: what it means for your school
A revised Ofsted inspection framework came into force in September 2019. Read on to find out what your school needs to do under this current framework, how to assess your curriculum's 'intent, implementation and impact', and understand how inspectors will judge behaviour in your school.
- The impact of COVID-19
- A sharper focus on curriculum with the 'quality of education' measure
- Intent, implementation and impact
- How will your school be accountable for your curriculum quality?
- 'Behaviour and attitudes' moves away from 'personal development'
- Other changes: internal data ignored and longer section 8 inspections
- What you can do now
The impact of COVID-19
Ofsted's latest handbook update takes into account the pandemic and its effect on schools. It recognises that most schools will have been unable to implement the curriculum in the usual way.
As such, inspectors will look at how your school has adapted and prioritised the curriculum from September 2020, including:
- How your school has implemented it remotely
- How subject leaders and teachers have identified pupils’ learning gaps and new starting points, and
- How they have responded to that in their curriculum planning
See paragraphs 14 and 15 of the School Inspection Handbook.
A sharper focus on curriculum with the 'quality of education' measure
The 'quality of education' measure:
By taking into account a school's broader curriculum offering,
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