Need-to-know: Ofsted launches consultation on removing ‘outstanding’ exemption
10 January 2020
From September 2020, Ofsted proposes to inspect all previously exempt schools within 5 years.
Key proposals in consultation document
- For all previously exempt schools to be inspected within 5 years (so, by September 2025), with priority going to those who’ve gone longest since their last inspection
- For ‘outstanding’ schools to receive regular section 8 inspections every 4 or 5 years after their last inspection
As part of the roll-out of this new schedule
Ofsted’s proposing that initial inspections of previously exempt schools will be carried out under:
- Section 5 if the school hasn’t been inspected within 5 years
- Section 8 if the school has been inspected within 5 years
Have your say
Take a look at the consultation document for more detail and respond before the deadline – 24 February 2020.
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