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Last updated on 20 March 2019
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We put your burning questions to Ofsted’s deputy director for schools, Matthew Purves. Here’s what he said about on-site inspection time, the EBacc, the controversial ‘Outstanding’ grade, and more.

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  1. Why do we need a new framework?
  2. How long will it take to fully embed the new framework?
  3. On-site preparation time: can the headteacher leave the school site?
  4. Will not looking at internal data raise the stakes for external data?
  5. Why the emphasis on EBacc, if we can decide our own curriculum?
  6. How will you judge a school in a challenging area?
  7. How will you ensure judgements are consistent?
  8. Why are you changing the framework now?
  9. Why do we still have the 'Outstanding' grade?
  10. Final words: 'think about your curriculum, but not for Ofsted'

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