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AfC Virtual School

Virtual School for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
& the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


Ofsted Update


Ofsted are proposing to replace the current inspection judgements with the following:

  • Quality of education
  • Personal development
  • Behaviour and attitudes
  • Schools’ leadership and management

The existing 'overall effectiveness' judgement and 4 point grading scale will continue. 

HMCI Amanda Spielman made the announcement in a speech to the Schools NorthEast summit.

Focus on 'substance of education' and a 'broad curriculum'.

Ofsted wants to shift the focus away from performance data and outcomes, and treat teachers as “experts in their field” rather than “data managers”. 

In January 2019, Ofsted will consult on the:

  • New framework
  • Individual inspection handbooks

Please have your say!