You are here:

Last reviewed on 16 October 2019
Ref: 38771
School types: All · School phases: All

Find examples of performance objectives that reflect changes to how Ofsted will inspect your curriculum, along with suggested success criteria and monitoring arrangements.

We wrote these examples with the help of David Roche, our associate education expert.

These are all based on changes to how Ofsted would inspect your curriculum under their new framework. Read more about how Ofsted inspects your curriculum.

Curriculum intent

If you're already satisfied the lead's curriculum area has a strong intent and there's an action plan in place, move on to the implementation and impact objective below.


The lead will audit the curriculum intent of the area they lead, develop an action plan to ensure their area has a clear intent, and ensure staff implement any necessary changes from this plan.

For help with this, read our article on how to identify curriculum intent and see our audit tools for primary schools and for a range of secondary subject areas.

Success criteria


More from The Key


Bitesize training with a big impact

Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.

Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.


New eLearning: DSL refresher training

Your DSL’s training should be refreshed at least once every 2 years. 

Designed in collaboration with safeguarding experts, our 2.5 hour online refresher training course reminds DSLs how to put their knowledge into practice, with in-depth, real-world scenarios.


The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.