New focus on the ITE curriculum

25 June 2020

Ofsted has published a new initial teacher education (ITE) framework aiming to ensure that future inspections focus more on the substance of the ITE curriculum, and how well trainees are prepared to teach, and less on outcomes data.

Government to call time on outstanding exemption

14 January 2020

We have reported previously with regard to concerns that the exemption from routine Ofsted inspection granted to outstanding schools was leaving some uninspected for several years (see “New drive to boost standards in schools”).

New year, new inspection regime

18 September 2019

The start of the new school year sees the advent of a new education inspection framework (EIF) in England’s schools.

New drive to boost standards in schools

6 September 2019

In June, we reported concerns that the exemption from routine Ofsted inspection granted to outstanding schools was leaving some uninspected for several years during which standards could fall (see “Outstanding schools losing their rating”).