Ofsted: Curriculum transition deadline extended

Ofsted has extended the transition deadline by which schools must ensure that their curriculum provision is completely aligned with the Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The transitional arrangements have been extended a number of times due to the on-going disruption of Covid-19, including significant student and staff absence.

Schools now have until September 2022 to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the EIF, not least with regards to the “intent, implementation and impact” of curriculum.

In an update to the School Inspection Handbook (paragraphs 230 and 231) published earlier this month, Ofsted states: “We intend to review whether these transitional arrangements are still needed in time for September 2022.”

The transitional arrangements are listed under the grade descriptors for the quality of education judgement and centre on the “good” judgement.

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