Open consultation

Initial teacher education inspection framework and handbook 2020: inspecting the quality of teacher education

Summary

Ofsted seeks your views on our proposals for changes to the initial teacher education inspection framework and handbook September 2020.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

About this consultation

This consultation seeks your views on our proposals for changes to the initial teacher education (ITE) framework from September 2020. The proposed framework applies to all phases of ITE, including early years, primary, secondary and further education.

We propose:

  • to introduce two key judgement areas only: the new ‘quality of education and training’ judgement will replace the current ‘outcomes for trainees’ and ‘quality of training across the partnership’ judgements
  • to apply a new methodology for gathering evidence during an inspection
  • a one-stage model of inspection
  • to introduce a short and longer telephone call with ITE partnership representatives
  • spring and summer term inspections only

We will consider all responses carefully before finalising and publishing the framework in summer 2020.

Ways to respond to the consultation

Please respond using our electronic survey.

Respond to the consultation on Smart Survey

Please submit your response to the consultation using our online smart survey. If you have any difficulties using the smart survey, please email ITE.consultation@ofsted.gov.uk with the details so we can offer you an alternative that meets your needs.

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Ways to respond

Published 27 January 2020