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Inspection of the curriculum

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Last updated on 14 July 2016
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What does Ofsted expect to see in a curriculum? We explain that Ofsted does not have particular expectations regarding teaching time for different subjects, but is looking for "breadth and balance". We also look at Ofsted reports from schools whose curricula have been specifically referenced.

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  1. 1 Ofsted: no preferred approach 
  2. 2 Ofsted will consider the suitability of the curriculum 
  3. 3 Requirements of the National Curriculum 
  4. 4 Ofsted views on the curricula of 'good' and 'outstanding' schools
  5. 5 Case study: demonstrating a broad and balanced curriculum to Ofsted  

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