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11 July 2022: Ofsted to end curriculum 'transitional arrangements' from September, and other handbook changes

Ofsted will end the transitional arrangements that are currently in place to help schools transition to the 2019 inspection framework. These arrangements affected how inspectors made judgements about quality of education. 

The new inspection handbooks, which come into force in September, still allow inspectors to consider the work your school is doing to redevelop or improve the curriculum, and will judge intent favourably if school leaders have an "accurate, evaluative" understanding of current curriculum practice in your school and have identified appropriate next steps.

Incorporating guidance about the impact of COVID-19 throughout (the guidance isn't new, but it no longer sits in a dedicated section) Changes to terminology: Section 5 inspections are now 'graded inspections' Section 8 inspections of good and outstanding schools are now 'ungraded inspections' Inspections with no formal