This week had 27 heads, senior leaders and teachers from our schools spending the day looking at the new Educational Inspection Framework and its core principles of:
- The new curriculum at the heart of the inspection
- No need to produce progress and attainment data “for Ofsted”, helping reduce unnecessary workload
- All pupils should have access to a high-quality education
The day began by covering an overview of the inspection process and dispelling some Ofsted myths. It then focussed on looking at the Quality of Education through deep dives, and how to gather evidence on the curriculum intent, implementation and impact over a sample of subjects, topics or aspects.
The feedback from the day was excellent, with the CPD Impact forms (which all attendees, including heads(!) are expected to complete), full of actions to be carried out over the short, medium and long term. As a result of the many requests for further subject specific sessions, additional Deep Dive sessions are being organised for:
So, watch this space!