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Inspection judgements: grade descriptors

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Last updated on 23 October 2017
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Is there a summary of the Ofsted grade descriptors for inspections? We include a KeyDoc showing the descriptors for each grade side by side for easy comparison. We look at how inspectors use the descriptors, and how the grade for overall effectiveness depends on other grades.

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  1. 1 KeyDoc: Ofsted grade descriptors
  2. 2 Areas of judgement used for inspection
  3. 3 Limiting judgements

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