The new Ofsted framework will have a greater emphasis on the way that assessment is used to focus and pitch teaching at the right level to meet pupils' needs. Inspectors will be focusing on:
- Teachers assess pupils’ progress on an ongoing basis, providing them with constructive feedback and plan lessons to match their needs.
- Ofsted will continue to use constructive dialogue with teachers as a tool for inspection. More talking to teachers is planned, they will ask how children are doing in your class, in particular vulnerable children/groups.
- Inspectors will be looking for evidence to support judgements of the above.
- How well do you know your pupils? Does evidence in files, books, records add up? Do your assessments correspond to the work in books?
- Ofsted will expect to teachers to know: What is the quality of pupils' work like and how much progress have they made in your class? Since joining the school?
- Teachers should know their groups (FSM, gender etc), and understand progress and setting targets for each group.
Classroom Monitor will help you to excel in your next Ofsted inspection
There are some great short summary videos available on the Ofsted website which are broken down into the 4 areas of the inspection: