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.
Sean Harford, Ofsted's National Director for Education, discusses the work of our subject curriculum groups.
Sean Harford, National Director, Education on the wealth of information available from Ofsted on its proposed education inspection framework.
The Stage, theatre newspaper and website, recently published a poll asking readers whether or not they agreed with Amanda Spielman’s statement which they reported as 'arts courses promote unrealistic career prospects to potential students'.
Chris Jones, Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation on the second phase of Ofsted's curriculum research.
Inspection is above all about human judgement. Therefore, the quality of Ofsted’s work and our value as a force for improvement depend absolutely on the knowledge and expertise of our inspectors.
Dan Lambert, HMI, recalls a recent section 8 inspection and writes about the day.
Sarah Hubbard, HMI and National Lead for English, on the English curriculum and the findings of Ofsted's recent research into it.
Sean Harford, National Director, Education, on Ofsted's research programme about the school curriculum and the preliminary findings so far.
Sean Harford welcomes readers back from their summer break. He writes about recent events, such as the Festival of Education and about Ofsted's curriculum survey.