Generic grade descriptors and supplementary subject-specific guidance for inspectors on making judgements during subject survey visits to schools

04 Apr 2014 Ofsted

Ref: 20100015

In line with the advice provided to the Secretary of State for Education, HM Chief Inspector is considering any lessons for Ofsted following its recent inspections of 21 schools in Birmingham.

You can read this statement on the Parliament website.

As part of this undertaking, he has given instructions for a number of documents under the headings of Subsidiary guidance to support the inspection of maintained schools and academies and Briefings and information for use during inspections of maintained schools and academies to be temporarily taken down while their content is reviewed.

This guidance, updated where necessary, will be re-published shortly.

These documents were updated in April 2014.

This is the section of the site for the subject specific grade criteria. They have been updated to take account of the changes made in September 2013 to the maintained schools and academies inspection handbook and other matters.

The subject documents cover: 

  • Art, craft and design
  • Economics, business and enterprise education
  • Citizenship
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and communication technology
  • Mathematics
  • Modern languages
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Personal, social, health and economic education
  • Religious education
  • Science.

Published in

Annual Report 2012/13