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Ofsted publishes new ispection schedules.

Ofsted publishes new ispection schedules.

On 16 January 2019, Ofsted launched a consultation on the draft education inspection framework (EIF) and the associated inspection handbooks. We were seeking the views of the public as well as those working in the sectors covered by the framework. This followed 6 months of informal engagement with stakeholders. The consultation closed on Friday 5 April 2019.

The proposals generated a significant amount of interest. In total, we received more than 15,000 responses to the consultation. This included almost 11,000 responses to the online questionnaire, more than 600 responses by email and post, and more than 4,000 responses as a result of a campaign by YoungMinds. We received responses as a result of 2 smaller campaigns about young carers and Steiner schools but, given their scale, we have considered these as part of the main consultation response. Even without the campaign, this was the largest consultation in Ofsted’s history. This report summarises the responses to the consultation.

The consultation exercise included more than 100 face-to-face events. It took place alongside the largest programme of piloting that we have ever done, with more than 250 pilots taking place in early years providers, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools and further education (FE) and skills providers. This document is informed by both consultation and piloting.

Responses to the consultation have informed the final drafts of the following documents, which we have published alongside this report.

 

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