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  • 2019 Ofsted inspection framework: what it means for your school Ofsted inspection is changing from September 2019: you've read the headlines, now find out what to do. Assess your curriculum's 'intent, implementation and impact' with our prompts, and know how inspectors will judge behaviour in your school.
  • Coronavirus: Ofsted monitoring inspections in spring 2021 Ofsted's remote monitoring inspections of 'inadequate' and 'requires improvement' schools will focus on how well you're providing education to your pupils during coronavirus - but they'll no longer focus on school improvement. Find out how the visits will be carried out.
  • Frequency of Ofsted inspections Find out how often Ofsted inspects schools and get an idea of when your next inspection will be.
  • Inspection judgements: grade descriptors Print a copy of our side-by-side comparison of Ofsted grade descriptors, updated for the 2019 framework, including what 'outstanding', 'good', 'requires improvement' and 'inadequate' mean.
  • Inspection of alternative provision Use our article to learn about how pupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provision academies are inspected. You will also find information on inspection of off-site units and residential provision.
  • Inspection of schools rated ‘requires improvement’ Schools rated 'requires improvement' may receive a monitoring inspection prior to a section 5 re-inspection. Read on to find out more about the frequency of inspections for schools rated 'requires improvement', and what happens during such inspections.
  • Section 8 inspections for 'good' schools UpdatedBe ready for your next section 8 inspection when Ofsted restarts routine inspections in autumn 2021. Here's what happens before, during and after, and what Ofsted will be looking for.