The New OFSTED Inspection Framework Criteria
There has been a revised inspection framework from September, 2012, which has built on the framework introduced in January, 2012. It continues to focus on:
- the quality of teaching
- the quality of leadership and management
- the behaviour and safety of pupils
- the achievement of pupils
This is a significant change from the current framework which inspects school against 27 headings. It confirms the previous decisions to remove the requirement of a SEF from September, 2011 and the cessation of routine inspection for any school previously judged to be outstanding.
New Inspection Framework Promoting Improvement for Schools and Children:
The new OFSTED inspections have been designed to help schools improve and raise standards so that children and young people get the best possible education. By focusing on weaker schools; introducing more classroom observation; giving more detailed recommendations and emphasising progress, the quality of teaching and learning and overall achievement of all pupils, OFSTED is helping to raise standards and promote improvement for all groups of children.