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If you have sixth form provision at your school, learn how Ofsted will inspect it under the 2019 framework.

The impact of COVID-19

Inspections during COVID-19 will reflect the context of the pandemic and take into account the disruption it has caused to schools.

For example, inspectors will look at how:

  • You've adapted and prioritised the curriculum from September 2020
  • You've implemented your curriculum remotely
  • Subject leaders and teachers have identified pupils’ learning gaps and new starting points, and how they have responded to that in their curriculum planning.
  • You've supported your school community during the pandemic 
  • You've adapted approaches to safeguarding during the pandemic
  • The pandemic has affected your school in terms of attendance patterns, and the steps you've taken to ensure the best possible rates of attendance since March 2021
  • You've taken steps to offer a wide range of personal development opportunities since March 2021

See paragraphs 7 to 28 of the updated School Inspection Handbook for COVID-19 considerations relevant to sixth form provision.

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