New Ofsted Inspection Framework: consultation deadline approaching

Ofsted’s consultation of its draft framework for the inspection of maintained and academy schools, which will take effect from September 2019, will close in two weeks’ time on 5 April 2019.

The proposals for the new framework include a single “quality of education” judgement to replace the existing “quality of teaching, learning and assessment” and “outcomes for pupils” categories. Inspectors will focus on a provider’s curriculum intent, implementation and impact, and pupil performance will not be considered in isolation but in the context of the school curriculum. The aim is to “de-intensify the inspection focus on performance data and place more emphasis on the substance of education and what matters most to learners and practitioners.” The framework proposals are based on in-depth research carried out by Ofsted, details of which can be found here

The consulltation will be closed by the time of our Subject Leader's meeting, so on this occasion we will not be able to submit a collective response although the changes that are not part of the consultation process will be the focus of our discussion at that event.