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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 …

Changes to the way Ofsted inspects and reports

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Sean Harford

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.