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Updates on GOV.?UK this week.

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What’s changing at Ofsted in autumn 2019?

You may notice some changes to some of the Ofsted services and GOV.?UK pages. Here’s a round-up of these changes.

Ofsted (all updated 8:00am, 2 September 2019)

Section 8 school inspection handbook
Page summary
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors carrying out school inspections under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.

Change made
Updated with minor changes as we launch the education inspection framework (EIF).

Independent schools inspection handbook
Page summary
Ofsted guidance on inspecting non-association independent schools in England under the education inspection framework.

Change made
Updated with minor changes as we launch the education inspection framework (EIF).

School inspection handbook
Page summary
Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework.

Change made
Updated with minor changes as we launch the education inspection framework (EIF).

Education inspection framework (EIF)
Page summary
This framework sets out Ofsted’s inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.

Change made
The EIF came into effect on 2 September 2019.

Inspecting schools: guidance for parents
Page summary
A leaflet for parents and carers of children whose school is due for inspection.
Change made
Updated to reflect the education inspection framework (EIF).
Time updated: 8:00am, 2 September 2019

Gathering additional evidence to secure an incomplete inspection
Page summary
Ofsted’s protocol on arrangements for gathering further evidence if an inspection is incomplete.

Change made
First published.

Early years inspection handbook
Page summary
Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.

Change made
Updated with minor changes as we launch the education inspection framework (EIF).

Inspecting schools: guide for maintained and academy schools
Page summary
This guide gives a summary of what schools should expect and what they need to do as part of an Ofsted inspection.

Change made
First published.

Selecting new schools for inspection
Page summary
This guide gives a summary of how we select new schools to inspect, including free schools and academies.

Change made
First published.

Withdrawn: Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills
Page summary
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the common inspection framework from September 2015 to August 2019.

Change made
Added directions to ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills guidance’ for use from 1 September 2019.

Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills
Page summary
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the education inspection framework.

Change made
First published.

Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes: management information
Page summary
Management information showing in-year and most recent inspections and outcomes.

Change made
Published management information as at 31 July 2019.

School inspection update: academic year 2019 to 2020
Page summary
Updates for inspectors and stakeholders with the latest information and guidance about Ofsted’s inspection work in schools.

Change made
First published.

09 Sep 2019

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