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Last updated on 04 August 2020

Ofsted Inspection Framework (from September 2019)


  • revised framework to focus inspection on what children learn through the curriculum, rather than over-reliance on performance data 
  • proposals will call time on the culture of ‘teaching to the test’ and off-rolling 
  • new separate behaviour judgement to give parents reassurance that behaviour is good 
  • most evidence-based, research-informed and tested framework in Ofsted’s 26-year history 

Ofsted: Education Inspection Framework (EIF)

Ofsted: School inspection handbook

Ofsted: Section 8 school inspection handbook

Ofsted: Early Years inspection handbook

Ofsted: Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings

First published 04 August 2020 - Last updated on 04 August 2020