The risk assessment process that Ofsted uses to assist in scheduling inspections of initial teacher education (ITE) partnerships.


Risk assessment methodology: initial teacher education



This risk assessment is used to ensure that our approach to inspection is proportionate and to focus our efforts where they can have the greatest impact. We will apply the methodology described here for all initial teacher education (ITE) inspections.

You can find out more about our approach in the ITE inspection framework and handbook.

We will update this note annually.

Published 3 December 2020
Last updated 7 December 2020 + show all updates

  1. Updated to clarify that we will apply this risk assessment methodology for all ITE inspections.

  2. First published.