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OfStEd consultation on new inspection framework

OfStEd consultation on new inspection framework

Ofsted launches a consultation on proposals for changes to the education inspection framework

Consultation proposals on how Ofsted inspects schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to take effect from September 2019.

Published 16 January 2019


  • revised framework to focus inspection on what children learn through the curriculum, rather than over-reliance on performance data
  • proposals will call time on the culture of ‘teaching to the test’ and off-rolling
  • new separate behaviour judgement to give parents reassurance that behaviour is good
  • most evidence-based, research-informed and tested framework in Ofsted’s 26-year history
Download key documents to the right of this article 

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The new framework proposes a shift that will rebalance inspection to make sure that young people are being taught the best of what has been thought and said. Instead of taking exam results and test data at face value, Ofsted will look at how a nursery, school, college or other provider’s results have been achieved – whether they are the result of broad and rich learning, or gaming and cramming.

Read the consultation document and have your say.

You can also view the draft framework and handbooks as well as a research overview commentary and school inspection update.