Ofsted and your wellbeing

Consultation over the draft Education Inspection Framework will close in five weeks’ time. Philippa Stobbs considers the potential within the proposals to foster better teacher and pupil wellbeing

Should we welcome the proposed changes to Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework (EIF 2019), even if we add a caveat about what it will look like and feel like in practice?

Or should we hope for further changes to come out of the consultation period?

Probably most of us have welcomed the general direction of travel that Ofsted has indicated: with the headlines advertising a greater emphasis on the quality of education; a clearer focus on curriculum, held in a better balance with assessment activity; and a broad range of experiences at school contributing to the judgement on personal development.

Published at the same time as EIF 2019 are: draft inspection handbooks, a research overview which Ofsted uses to back up the changes they propose, and the School Inspection Update. The School Inspection Update provides a bit more of the narrative about what Ofsted wants to achieve with EIF 2019.

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