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The latest frameworks and other documents published by OfSTED

File icon: pdf School Inspection Update January 2019 Special edition -The New Framework [pdf 399KB] Click to download
A special edition of Sean Harford's regular updates - the New Framework proposals are now out to consultation.
File icon: pdf Introduction to IDSR December 2018 [pdf 324KB] Click to download
This document provides an overview of the Inspection Data Summary Report - how it will be used by Inspectors,, and advice and guidance on how schools may use the IDSR. This is the latest updated version.
File icon: pdf Assess intent and implementation of curriculum November 2018 research [pdf 1MB] Click to download
The purpose of this research was to ensure that Ofsted could assess the quality of education in a valid and reliable way. Because a refocus on the curriculum – the substance of what is taught in schools – has been at the heart of our recent proposals for the new education inspection framework (EIF), the evidence from this study will play a prominent part in how inspectors will inspect the quality of education in the future.
File icon: pdf Ofsted Annual Report 2017-18 [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf School Inspection Handbook - Section 5 September 2018 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf School Inspection Handbook - Section 8 September 2018 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf School Inspection - news update from Sean Harford Nov 2018 [pdf 496KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf School Inspection - News Update from Sean Harford July 2018 [pdf 573KB] Click to download

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