Ofsted inspections of maintained schools and academies
Documents relating to Ofsted's inspections of maintained schools and academies.
You can also read school inspection update newsletters for updates and guidance about our school inspection work.
Guidance for inspectors
- Education inspection framework (EIF)
- School inspection handbook
- Inspecting the curriculum
- Inspecting teaching of the protected characteristics in schools
- Inspectors talking to pupils on inspection
- Separation by sex: implications for inspections of mixed-sex/co-educational schools
- Gathering additional evidence to secure an incomplete inspection
- Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings
Guidance for schools
Guidance for parents
Ofsted Parent View
Last updated 17 January 2020 + show all updates
Added '16 to 19 study programme: inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide' and 'School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide' to collection.
Added risk assessment methodology for schools.
Updated with safeguarding concerns guidance for inspectors.
Added Parent View information.
Links updated to documents for use from September 2015.