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Ofsted’s EIF: Five things you may have missed

All school leaders will have digested the ins and outs of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework by now. Danny Cuttell considers five aspects that you might have missed...

The introduction of a new Ofsted framework always garners much attention and the 2019 Education Inspection Framework (EIF) is no exception.

While much analysis has been given to the renewed focus on the quality of education and how schools are designing and implementing their curriculum, we have identified some other important areas that may have flown under your radar.

Below are five key areas that may have been overlooked in the debate so far:

Q: Are governors skilled and effective in holding the school leadership to account?

Ofsted is looking for effective leadership and management across all elements of the school, rather than it being overly concentrated with a handful of people. Most obviously, this means senior and middle leaders all leading effectively and with unity of purpose and vision, but it also extends to the governors of the school.

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