How Ofsted inspects your curriculum
Ofsted's 'quality of education' measure puts your curriculum in the spotlight. Understand how inspectors will judge your intent, implementation and impact, and the evidence they'll consider. Also see details of the updated transitional period.
- Transitional period until September 2022
- Inspecting your curriculum in light of COVID-19
- Your curriculum should cover your approach to harmful sexual behaviour
- Other changes to curriculum inspection from September 2021
- 3 central concepts: 'intent, implementation and impact'
- 3 elements of the inspection process
- What will come up in conversations about your curriculum
- How inspectors will collect other evidence
- In a nutshell: what’s an 'outstanding' quality of education?
- Recap: 6 myths about the process, busted
Transitional period until September 2022
- The transitional period refers to Ofsted's curriculum transition arrangements, which were put in place to help schools transition to the 2019 Ofsted framework. These arrangements were previously extended to July 2021 and then to March 2022
- Ofsted will review these transitional arrangements for September 2022
- During the preparation phone call, the lead inspector will ask about the specific impact of COVID-19 on your school community and how you've responded, including any specific plans you have for the transitional period
Inspecting your curriculum in light of COVID-19
During an inspection, Ofsted's inspectors will seek to understand how your school adapted and prioritised the curriculum from