Should we welcome the proposed changes to Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework (EIF), even if we add a caveat about what it will look like and feel like in practice? Or should we hope for further changes as a result of the consultation period?
Probably most of us have welcomed the general direction of travel that Ofsted has indicated: with the headlines advertising a greater emphasis on the quality of education; a clearer focus on curriculum, held in a better balance with assessment activity; and a broad range of experiences at school contributing to the judgment on personal development. Beneath the headlines, there is evidence of concerns about both teacher and pupil wellbeing.
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