Articles from Ofsted

Early reading and the education inspection framework #EIF

How Ofsted look at early reading and phonics teaching as part of new inspections As I write, many schools will already have had an inspection under the new education inspection framework (EIF). A large proportion of those are primary schools.

Making curriculum decisions in the best interests of children


What’s changing at Ofsted in autumn 2019?

New Ofsted board members

The Department for Education has announced 5 new appointments and 2 re-appointments to the Ofsted board.

Paul Joyce speaks about 20% Off the Job Training #OTJT

There remain some issues with apprenticeship reforms, but Paul believes things are getting better, and beginning to bed down. 

Podcast with Ofsted's Paul Joyce

What’s been happening with arts subjects? Amanda Spielman speech

#LetsCreate - Amanda Spielman speaking at the Royal Opera House for the Headteachers’ Symposium on #Creativity and #Education about arts subjects in schools and initial teacher education:

We need a clearer focus on matching skills to opportunities: Stop flooding the market with low-level arts and media qualifications

@Ofsted Chief Inspector warns against pursuing success without substance This year's annual report finds the overall quality of education and care in England is good and improving, but chief inspector warns against complacency.

How the education inspection framework #EIF was developed by reviewing existing research on educational effectiveness

Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, summarises the reasons for carrying out research at Ofsted:

Home education: a choice or last resort?

Home education is often being chosen by parents of children with complex needs as a last resort Children leaving secondary school to be home-educated often have complex needs and some make the move as a last resort rather than a preferred choice, new research by Ofsted has revealed.


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