Updated to reflect changes to inspection intervals following the pandemic.
Updated details of how we will inspect schools that were judged to be outstanding at their last inspection and added a short section about inspection and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated to reflect the education inspection framework (EIF).
Updated to include privacy information under GDPR and to reflect inspection timescales: schools judged as requires improvement, having serious weaknesses or requiring special measures are re-inspected within 30 months while good schools are inspected approximately every 4 years.
Updated to reflect Ofsted's revised policy on short inspections and monitoring schools that require improvement.
Minor update on schools causing concern to reflect changes in legislation.
Updated for use from September 2015.
The termly update to the main features of Ofsted's school inspections.