From September 2019, Ofsted is changing the way we inspect early years education and childcare, schools and further education colleges. Our National Director for Education, Sean Harford, discusses what parents, carers and learners can expect from our new inspections and reports.
Sean Harford, Ofsted's National Director of Education, on our new inspection framework and the summer break.
Head teacher Sean Flood blogs about his experience of carrying out an education inspection framework (EIF) pilot inspection.
Over the last few months, we’ve tested new questions with parents, schools and inspectors. We based the new set of questions on what parents want to know and can answer, what inspectors want to know and what schools find useful. Getting this balance right is important.
What do we mean by 'intent'? Intent is about what leaders intend pupils to learn. It’s as simple as that. Intent is everything up to the point at which teaching happens.
Nick Whittaker, Specialist Adviser, SEND, Ofsted on things we’re changing at Ofsted.
Dan Owen HMI, Specialist Adviser for school inspection policy, discusses how inspectors evaluate off-rolling on school inspections.
Outstanding rated schools are not inspected routinely. Her Majesty's Inspector (HMI) Dan Lambert explains why, and what happens when we do inspect them.
Matt Rooney, Ofsted Inspector, explains what happens in a 5-day joint Ofsted and Care Quality Commission LA SEND inspection.
This blog talks about some of the early findings from our pilot inspections under the draft education inspection framework that we are currently consulting on. This framework is scheduled to take effect from September 2019.