Ofsted has little confidence in schools’ internal progress and attainment data. As Stephen Rollett said in April, “it is clear from the draft handbook that Ofsted is proposing not to look at schools’ internal data” (SecEd, 2019).
Instead, under its new Education Inspection Framework (Ofsted, 2019) it wants to know exactly how schools are planning their curriculum delivery (what it now calls “intent”) and how well they are carrying it out (what they now call “implementation”). As regards the third “i” – impact – it seems Ofsted’s primary focus will be on national moderated outcomes.
Secondary schools that had purchased progress-tracking software specifically to demonstrate attainment may feel some annoyance, especially if budgets were tight.
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