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A very simple summary
of the new Education Inspection Framework

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Figuring out what’s going on with SEF usually means reading an awful lot of long boring documents, so we thought we’d be nice and break it down for you with this handy infographic. (There's also a printable version).

Old to new tableQuality of educationBtw, this will determine your overall resultsBehaviour and attitudesPersonal DevelopmentLeadership and managementNEW EIFOLD CIFTeaching, learningand assessmentOutcomesPersonal development,behaviour and welfareLeadership and management
2 hour warning

One Day Notice

Ofsted will call to announce an inspection between 10.30am and 2pm the day before they arrive, but headteachers will receive an additional 90-minute phonecall with the lead inspector the same afternoon.

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2 DAY INSPECTIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS

‘Good’ schools will no longer receive one-day inspections, they’ll get the same two-day inspection as everybody else.

Only small schools (150 pupils or less) will receive one-day inspections.

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External Data Only

Ofsted will only take external data into account – meaning any internal data you’ve recorded won’t be seen or judged.

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Balanced* Workloads

They will, however, look at data in relation to your workload.

If excess hours are being spent putting data into trackers, that’s going to be a problem...

(*Pssst. our Balance software should be able to help you with that...)

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No More Teaching To The Test

Time to broaden the curriculum. No more teaching to the test, more making sure your children understand what they’ve learnt.

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No Gaming Or Off-Rolling

Naughty schools who participate in gaming or off-rolling will immediately receive an ‘Inadequate’ judgement in Leadership & Management.

You’ve been warned.