Ofsted: A rethink on lesson observations, and eight other plans revealed today

More inspections for 'outstanding' schools and multi-academy trusts, and a focus on social mobility are also part of Ofsted's plan for the next five years


This morning, Ofsted published its new corporate strategy for 2017-22. Here are its main points:


  1. A rethink on lesson observations
    Ofsted will be re-examining the validity of its lesson observations. An international seminar at the start of November will bring together experts in lesson observation from around the world. Ofsted will then look at the different systems being used, and debate which is the most valid, and how it might incorporate these systems into what it does.


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