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”).

Changes to the education inspection framework

16 May 2019

In a consultation which closed on 5 April 2019, Ofsted put forward proposals on how it intends to inspect schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to take effect from September this year. Having analysed more than 15,000 responses and carried out more than 100 face-to-face events, Ofsted has now issued the final drafts of several key documents.