How familiar are you with the Inspection Framework?
In 2021, the Inspection framework from Ofsted was updated. There were important changes throughout, including to the judgements around the quality of education and early years.
Our popular book takes account of these changes and provides a very comprehensive breakdown of the judgements that will be made against your school. The 486-page resource really takes you into the heart of the inspection framework and helps you understand how judgements are made. You can use the guide to prepare your self-evaluation or you could use it to help create your school improvement plan. Either way, you know you are using the inspection framework to help you to have an agenda of continuous improvement.
This guidance looks at each of the main areas to be judged, including early years. For example, there are 6 main areas being judged for Curriculum Intent and eight for curriculum implementation. It then takes each of the judgements that Ofsted will make and asks probing questions for you to consider when assessing how well you are doing.
For each of the questions there is a description of what the outcome for the question would look like in an outstanding school, a good school, a school requiring improvement and an inadequate school.
"We are really loving working with the document. It's super. We've recently mapped QA activity across the year for SLT and to drive the work of leaders etc, and also to build into Governor reports and Governor monitoring"