The new Common Inspection Framework (CIF) came into effect on September 1. It has been introduced through the publication of three key documents:
There are three significant structural changes to the new framework:
Overall, these changes will be welcomed by schools. There have long been concerns about the consistency and integrity of inspectors. The move towards a more school-based inspection team, trained directly by Ofsted, should improve the view the profession has of inspection.
Launching the CIF, Sir Michael Wilshaw claimed it to be a "new era for Ofsted inspection", with the framework representing the "biggest changes to education inspection for more than two decades".
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