School inspection update: academic year 2019 to 2020

Updates for inspectors and stakeholders with the latest information and guidance about Ofsted's inspection work in schools.

Applies to England



The update is for school inspectors, though school leaders and others may also find it useful.

The November edition, the first since the roll-out of the education inspection framework (EIF), focuses on the minor changes to section 5 and section 8 handbooks following the first two months under EIF. A summary of the changes is included and the edition also includes information on the release of key stage 4 checking data.

In the September addition, we focus on the transition arrangements for section 5 inspections under the EIF, as well as applying the transition to section 8 inspections of good schools.

Published 5 September 2019
Last updated 1 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added November 2019 update.

  2. Updated the article on using progress 8 data.

  3. First published.