Curriculum transition period has ended
Ofsted ended its curriculum transition arrangements in September 2022. It previously put these arrangements in place to help schools transition to the 2019 Ofsted framework, and extended them due to the pandemic.
Get an in-depth understanding of how Ofsted will inspect your curriculum, including its new grade descriptor for 'quality of education', in our article.
A sharper focus on the curriculum with the 'quality of education' measure
The 'quality of education' measure:
- Is a combination of the previous 'teaching, learning and assessment' rating and the 'pupil outcomes' grade
- Puts a single conversation about education at the centre of inspection, drawing together curriculum, teaching, assessment and standards
By taking into account a school's broader curriculum offering, it aims to lessen the reliance on exam results as a measure of school quality.
The 4 inspection judgements
Read more about how Ofsted inspects your curriculum.