Ofsted Early Years Inspection Update (Sept 2015)
On 1 September 2015, Ofsted introduced the common inspection framework. This changes the way Ofsted inspects early years provision, and brings more consistency to the way we judge all provision offering education for children and learners.
Under the common inspection framework, all education remits will be inspected against the same four key judgements.
In line with the common inspection framework, we have amended our early years inspection handbook to introduce the four new judgements on outcomes, teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, and the effectiveness of leadership and management.
We have ensured that our early years framework reflects the age of the children in early years provision. For example, we’ve ensured that the framework fully reflects provision for babies and toddlers, and the new ‘outcomes’ judgement will focus heavily on the progress children make, given their starting points.