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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.
  • 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 new academies: FAQs What are the inspection arrangements for new academies? This article cites Ofsted's guidance, and comments from one of our associate education experts, on the inspection of new academies and of schools that are in the process of converting.