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Changes to education inspections from September 2015

July 2015

The new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework comes into effect in September.

The key changes cover:

  • Outstanding schools and academies will not be inspected unless an issue of concern is raised or complaint made.
  • Good schools and academies will be inspected once every three years and inspectors start from the premise that they remain good.
  • The inspection will be shorter, one day and only go to a second day if there is insufficient evidence to make a judgement.  Judgement focuses on:
    • effective safeguarding
    • effectiveness of leadership and management
    • quality of teaching, learning and assessment
    • personal development, behaviour and welfare
    • outcomes for children and learners

These changes will need to quickly feed through to the performance objectives agreed with your senior leaders.

Full details are available here

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this article further, please contact Chris Billington on 0113 244 6100.

You can also keep up to date by following Wrigleys Schools team on Twitter here

The information in this article is necessarily of a general nature. Specific advice should be sought for specific situations. If you have any queries or need any legal advice please feel free to contact Wrigleys Solicitors



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