See the latest Ofsted Newsletter below.
The education inspection framework (EIF) is now in place. We have published updated copies of the following handbooks to support inspections under the new framework:
- Early years inspection handbook
- School inspection handbook (section 5)
- School inspection handbook (section 8)
- Independent school inspection handbook
- Further education and skills inspection handbook (updated in August 2019)
We have also updated the safeguarding guidance for inspectors to accompany the launch of the EIF.
- Two convicted of running
illegalschool in London – A headteacher and her father have been found guilty of running an unregistered school in south London, in only the second prosecution of its kind.
- Ofsted’s TES blog: Being an Ofsted inspector – how does education fit in with children’s social care? – Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) Kathryn Moles talks about her involvement in Ofsted’s social care inspections of local authority children’s services.
- YouTube playlist: Ofsted and governors – Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Schools Policy, provides information for governors about
inspectionand the role they can play in it.
- Gathering additional evidence to secure an incomplete inspection – Ofsted’s protocol on arrangements for gathering further evidence if an inspection is incomplete.
HMCI commentary: managing behaviour research – Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, summarises our findings so far on managing behaviour in schools and our future projects.
Ofsted’s education blog: Prosecution means protection: investigating and prosecuting unregistered schools – Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director for Education, talks about our latest unregistered school prosecution and the work of our unregistered schools taskforce.
Presentation: EIF and deep dives – Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Schools Policy, gave this presentation on the EIF and deep dives at Herts Assessment’s conference on 23 September 2019.
School inspection update: academic year 2019 to 2020 – Updated the article on using progress 8 data.
Inspecting schools: guidance for parents – Updated to reflect the EIF.
Inspecting schools: guide for maintained and academy schools – Added the leaflet for maintained schools and academies to prepare for an inspection.
Selecting new schools for inspection – This guide gives a summary of how we select new schools to inspect, including free schools and academies.
Risk assessment methodology for maintained schools and academies – The method we use to assess when to inspect maintained schools and academies rated good or outstanding.
Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes: management information – Published management information as at 31 July 2019.
Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): early years foundation stage profile to key stage 4 – Updated the details section and added new prototype for primary IDSRs.
State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information – Published management information as at 31 August 2019.
Ofsted’s social care blog: Inspection of local authority children’s services (ILACS) implementation review – how are our children’s services inspections working? – Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care, discusses how our children’s services inspections are working.
ILACS framework: implementation review – This report evaluates the extent to which the ILACS framework has been implemented as intended.
Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) – Minor updates to all SCCIF handbooks including additional guidance for inspectors in the ‘Listening and talking to children and young people’ sections and updated guidance in the ‘Conduct during inspections’ sections.
Fostering and adoption agency datasets – Published dataset as
Further Education and Skills
Risk assessment methodology for further education and skills providers – The method we use to assess when to inspect further education and skills providers rated good or outstanding.
Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2018 to August 2019 – Added management information as at 31 August 2019.
Early Years and C
Accessibility statement: ‘register as a childminder’ service – This accessibility statement is for our ‘register as a childminder’ digital service.
Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare – Updated consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare as at 31 August 2019.