Important changes are coming to the Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework from September 2015
• the introduction of a common inspection framework for all early years settings on the Early Years Register, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools and further education and skills providers
• short inspections for maintained schools, academies and further education and skills providers that were judged good at their last full inspection. These short inspections will be conducted approximately every 3 years
• significant changes to Ofsted’s inspection workforce. From September 2015, Ofsted will contract directly with inspectors for maintained schools, academies, non-association independent schools and further education and skills inspections
The changes are a result of the consultation ‘Better inspection for all’ and subsequent response.
The new common inspection framework and handbooks for Ofsted inspectors come into effect from September 2015:
Please note that although the handbook is for use from September 2015 and remains in draft until that point and that further amendments may still be made to the text.
Go to YouTube to find Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted’s national director for further education and skills, outline the key changes to the inspection of education and training providers from September 2015.
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