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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.