From this September, a new Ofsted inspection framework will apply to the following four stages of education: early years settings, schools, and the FE / skills sector.
This is the framework.
To download an inspection handbook for each of these four stages, just click on these links:
- early years
- maintained schools and academies
- non-association independent schools
- further education and skills
And this is Ofsted’s guidance: ‘Changes to education inspection from September 2015’.
You will find lots of explanatory ‘talking head’ videos.
However, if you’ve been hoping that Ofsted might be opening the door to more emphasis on environmental education, outdoor learning, sustainable development, forest schools, etc, etc, you may be disappointed.