Guidance

Inspecting initial teacher education: guidance for inspectors

Guidance for inspecting initial teacher training under the common inspection framework.

Documents

Initial teacher education inspection handbook (September 2018)

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Amendments to the handbook for September 2018

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Details

This handbook has instructions and guidance for inspectors conducting inspections of initial teacher education (ITE). It sets out what inspectors will do and what ITE partnerships can expect. It includes guidance for inspectors on making their judgements.

The ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’ outlines how Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and early years settings.

Published 23 May 2014
Last updated 31 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added information on GDPR and privacy and some minor edits to make the content clearer.
  2. Added updated version of the handbook for use from April 2018. See 'summary of amendments' document for a full list of changes.
  3. The handbook has been updated for changes to the organisation of inspection; the deferral policy; and quality assurance of inspection reports and monitoring letters.
  4. Updated with framework for inspection from 1 April 2015 reflecting the introduction of a new early years phase to ITE inspection.
  5. First published.