The framework for school inspection

31 Jul 2014 Ofsted

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This document was updated in July 2014.

We have significantly reduced the number of guidance documents which we publish for inspectors, schools and other stakeholders. This has resulted in there now being just three guidance documents: The framework for school inspection (documents below); School inspection handbook and Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies. We have published a short article summarising the changes.

The Framework for school inspection sets out how the general principles and processes of inspection are applied to maintained schools and several other types of school in England. It states the statutory basis for inspection and summarises the main features of school inspections carried out under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 from September 2012.

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