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Ofsted's independent review of teachers' professional development: terms of reference

Ofsted will carry out an independent review of teachers’ professional development, following these terms of reference.

Applies to England



This review will look broadly at the quality of teachers’ training and development, with a particular focus on the early career framework (ECF) and national professional qualifications (NPQs).

We are also carrying out a review of tutoring. Read the terms of reference for the tutoring review.

Published 22 September 2021