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Ofsted webinars for schools – responses to questions and new webinars

Children sat facing forward in a classroom listening to the teacher

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who attended or viewed our schools webinar series earlier this year. The recordings of these sessions are available on YouTube and the slides have been published on our SlideShare. These sessions looked at: …

What next for further education and skills initial teacher education inspections?

Early career teacher delivering a lesson.

Helen Matthews, our Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) for Teacher Development, clarifies how and when Ofsted will inspect further education and skills (FES) teacher training programmes through the initial teacher education (ITE) framework. As part of our ITE inspection framework, …

Asking teachers what they think: Ofsted’s recent Teacher Tapp survey results

Two teachers chatting in a classroom

Chris Jones, our Director, Strategy and Engagement, and Alex Jones, our Director, Insights and Research, on what a recent survey of teachers found out about inspection, Ofsted’s research and evaluation work, and other hot topics. We recently commissioned Teacher Tapp …

The education inspection framework (EIF) – looking ahead to September 2022

Pupils painting in a school art lesson.

Christopher Russell, our National Director, Education, discusses the recent changes to our EIF handbooks and moving beyond transitional arrangements. We are coming to the end of another academic year and looking ahead to September 2022. Following our return to inspection, …

Supporting secondary school pupils who are behind with reading

Secondary school pupils reading in class, with one pupil discussing his book with the teacher.

Gill Jones, our Deputy Director, Schools and Early Education, on reading in secondary schools and supporting weaker readers. Since we have been back to inspecting, many of you have asked us about how we’re inspecting reading in secondary schools. You …

Three free Ofsted webinars for school leaders and staff: register to join

Primary school pupil working at a desk in a classroom

Chris Russell, our National Director for Education, invites you to attend online and hear directly from Ofsted. We have now been back inspecting schools routinely since September 2021. As part of our work, we have been listening carefully to feedback …

New inspection framework for lead providers of the early career framework and national professional qualifications

A female Black teacher wearing a suit and writing on a board in a classroom. She is smiling.

Chris Russell, our National Director for Education, discusses this new area of our work. Today, we have published our new framework and handbook for inspecting lead providers of the early career framework (ECF) and the reformed suite of national professional …

What to expect on a primary deep dive – some guidance for subject leaders

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Primary-age pupils working at desks in a classroom

Heather Fearn and Jonathan Keay, Her Majesty’s Inspectors from Ofsted’s curriculum team, discuss some key points about what primary subject leaders (especially small primary schools) can expect from deep dives. This blog builds on our previous blog about the simple …