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Inspection 2012: proposals for inspection arrangements for maintained schools and academies from January 2012

21 Mar 2011 Ofsted

Ref: 110025

This consultation is now closed.

Inspection is at the heart of school improvement. Since Ofsted was created in 1992, our inspectors have helped identify the strengths and weaknesses of schools, encouraging improvement, sharing good practice and reducing excuses for failure.

The Importance of Teaching: Schools White Paper and the Education Bill, which is taking forward many of its proposals, refocus school inspections on what matters most: the quality of teaching and learning, backed by excellent leadership and management, and good discipline and behaviour.

Our new school inspection framework is designed to deliver that new focus. What it means in practice is that schools will be judged on a smaller number of core aspects than before, but we will be examining them in greater depth. The changes will result in more streamlined inspections, with fewer judgements and grades, leading to sharper reports on the quality of education provided by schools and the most important aspects of their performance.

The consultation paper Inspection 2012: proposals for inspection arrangements for maintained schools and academies from January 2012 invites your views on our proposed changes and these will help us shape the new inspection arrangements which, subject to the successful passage of the Education Bill, will commence in January 2012.

The closing date was Friday 20 May 2011, and extended to 27 May 2011.

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File name File type File size
pdf Inspection 2012 - consultation document.pdf pdf 109.65 KB
word Young person's guide to inspection 2012.doc word 592.50 KB
pdf Young person's guide to inspection 2012.pdf pdf 69.63 KB

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