Guidance

Guidance documents and information

Key guidance and documentation links for governors to download essential guides, handbooks, codes of practice, etc.

Ofsted: The Common Inspection Framework: education, skills and early years

The common inspection framework comes into effect from 1 September 2015 and remains in draft until that point. Minor amendments may be made to the text prior to September.

 

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Ofsted

Added: Sunday 19th July 2015

Updated: Tuesday 18th August 2015


Ofsted: School Inspection Handbook

This handbook is a guide for Ofsted inspectors on how to carry out school inspections.  However, it is made available to schools and other organisations to ensure that they are informed about the process and procedures of inspection.

It is to be used in inspections from September 2015 under the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’.

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Ofsted

Added: Sunday 19th July 2015

Updated: Tuesday 18th August 2015


Ofsted: School Inspection Handbook (Section 8)

This handbook is a guide for Ofsted inspectors carrying out monitoring inspections, unannounced behaviour inspections and short inspections of schools. However, it is made available to schools and other organisations to ensure that they are informed about the process and procedures of inspection.

It is to be used in inspections from September 2015 under the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’.

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Ofsted

Added: Monday 20th July 2015

Updated: Tuesday 18th August 2015


Ofsted: Early Years Inspection Handbook

This guidance is for inspectors conducting inspections under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006.  It sets out what Ofsted inspectors must do and what early years providers can expect, and provides guidance for inspectors on making their judgements.  It is for use from 1 April 2015.

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Ofsted

Added: Tuesday 4th August 2015

Updated: Tuesday 18th August 2015


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