Education secretary Damian Hinds confirmed the plans during his address to the annual conference of the National Association of Head Teachers over the bank holiday weekend.
It comes after a Department for Education (DfE) consultation on the issue revealed general support for the idea.
It means that floor and coasting standards will be scrapped as a trigger for school improvement support.
Mr Hinds told the NAHT delegates: “From September this year we will no longer publish these (floor and coasting) standards, nor use them for any purpose. Instead, we will use a single, transparent trigger for an offer of support – ‘Ofsted requires improvement’ – to make sure it is totally clear when leaders will be offered support.
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