Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework and governance matters

Governing Matters

As you know Ofsted published its new education inspection framework(EIF) on 14th May 2019 which will come into effect from September 2019. I have extracted those parts of the handbookwhich mention governors/governance. I’m especially pleased with

They may be shared with school staff and all those responsible for the governance of the school, irrespective of whether they attended the meeting, so long as they are clearly marked as provisional and subject to quality assurance. (My emphasis).

The phrase in bold was missing from the draft and in my response to the consultation I had asked if it could be put back in. I’m really glad to see that it has. We know that this has been a problem in the past when governors not present at the meeting were not allowed to attend the feedback. My fear was that taking this phrase out may mean that this continues…

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