From Independent School's Council:
In the government’s recent education white paper, they told us that they would be ‘ask[ing] Ofsted to return to focusing its attention on the core … and taking a more proportionate approach’. Ofsted inspects schools against 27 headings, the paper pointed out, and in an attempt to get back to basis it promised that Ofsted would consult on a new framework, paying attention to four key areas: achievement; pupil behaviour & safety; the quality of teaching; and the effectiveness of leadership & management.
That consultation has now been published, and Ofsted have indeed proposed slimming down the number of inspection headings – to a mere 26! Six under ‘Achievement’; five under ‘Pupils’ behaviour and safety’; six under ‘The quality of teaching’; and nine under ‘The effectiveness of leadership and management’.
See OFSTED's proposals here
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