How will Ofsted judge our provision for 'disadvantaged' pupils?
Inspectors will take into account the learning and progress of 'disadvantaged' pupils (as defined in the section below), when evaluating your:
Ofsted looks at your curriculum as part of the ‘quality of education’ judgement.
You should provide disadvantaged pupils with a curriculum that:
- Is designed to give them the knowledge, responsibilities and cultural capital they need to succeed in life
- Remains as broad as possible for as long as possible, and isn’t reduced for these pupils
Inspectors will also want to see that your disadvantaged pupils:
- Make progress and learn what your curriculum intends for them to learn
- Produce high-quality work
- Achieve well in national tests and exams
- Are being prepared for the next stage of education, training or employment
- Are able to read to an age-appropriate level and fluency
This is set out in paragraph 214 of the inspection handbook.