It is with a certain level of angst, amusement and apprehension that I await Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework. The angst and amusement are combined; our Curriculum Policy, originating in the last decade, initially contained four main sections: the Curriculum Model, the Planned Curriculum, the Delivered Curriculum and the Received Curriculum (read intent, implementation and impact). It was pretty much dismissed by an inspection team at the time but I was delighted to see the terms resurfacing.
It’s likely 2019 will be a year were there is a continued focus on school accountability; Ofsted’s new framework will be published on the 16th January 2019 and the Timpson Review Report is also due. Neither is likely to have any significant impact on the education system unless the Department for Education is willing to get radical. Evolution is insufficient. Continue reading
With thanks to Jason Bradbury and the Ofsted Data Team, the graphs commented on in Graphically Exposing Ofsted Bias? have been re-labelled to provide greater clarity to the reader. The information I received earlier this evening has been copied below without comment or amendment; you can make up your own mind whether the substantive issues raised in the original blog remain. Continue reading