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.