Ofsted is moving ahead with its plans to refocus school inspections on the quality of the curriculum, but has confirmed it will give schools a grace period to review their offering for students.
The final version of the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) was published by Ofsted on Tuesday (May 14) after a three-month consultation.
It confirms that from September Ofsted will introduce its planned four inspection judgements: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.
Under the quality of education judgement, inspectors are to look at the “intent, implementation and impact” of a school’s curriculum and will in particular be looking for schools that shun practices of teaching to the test and instead offer a “broad and rich” curriculum.
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