School inspection handbook

19 Sep 2014 Ofsted

Ref: 120101

This document was updated in September 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; School inspection handbook (documents below) and Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies. We have published a short article summarising the changes.

The school inspection handbook provides instructions and guidance for inspectors conducting inspections under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended). It sets out what inspectors must do and what schools can expect, and provides guidance for inspectors on making their judgements. It brings together guidance and briefings for inspectors that were previously spread across a number of documents.

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