Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education


We welcome your views on our proposals for changes to the education inspection framework. Your feedback will help us refine and improve our proposed approach before finalising and publishing the framework in summer 2019.

We propose to make changes to the education inspection framework, which will apply to all education inspections. There are also specific proposals relating to early years, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, and further education and skills providers.

Supporting documentation

The consultation document, and other supporting material, is available from the Ofsted website, please refer to it when completing the survey.

Closing date

The closing date for this consultation is 5 April 2019.
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