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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.

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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.