Ofsted: It is possible to inspect your school’s curriculum offer

The inspectorate’s curriculum research has revealed more details about how it plans to place ‘curriculum conversations’ at the heart of the new school inspection framework. Pete Henshaw reports

It is possible for school inspectors to make valid judgements of a wide range of curriculum approaches, Ofsted has concluded.

The decision paves the way for judgements on the breadth and depth of a school’s curriculum to be placed at the core of school inspection from September 2019.

It comes after the results of phase three of Ofsted’s on-going two-year research project into the curriculum were published last month.

This focused on how Ofsted can ensure the new framework offers effective and accurate judgements of the many different curriculum approaches to be found in schools today and the report is based on a number of pilots.

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