Understanding the Direction of Travel for Schools: Preparing for the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrew Lagden (Chair), Andrew Lagden Education Consultants
  • Cllr Peter Downes OBE, County Councillor and Educational Consultant, Cambridgeshire County Council and former ASCL President
  • Ben White, Director of Curriculum, Highworth Grammar School
  • Jill Stokoe, Education Policy Specialist, National Education Union
  • Gillian Lovatt-Young, Headteacher, Shoreham Village School / Ofsted Pilot Inspection perspective
  • Carole Black, Assistant Head Teacher Student Development & Designated Safeguarding Lead, Dr Challoner's Grammar School
  • Rebecca Williamson, Lead Associate Headteacher, Transform Trust
  • Kulvarn Atwal, Executive Headteacher, Author, The Thinking School


Ofsted is currently consulting on its new draft inspection framework. Following a 12 week consultation, the final version will be published in the summer and go live from 1 September. Described as “an evolution, not a revolution”, schools are keen to learn what the new framework means for them and will have little time to prepare for the new arrangements between final publication and the start of the autumn term.

Join Westminster Briefing on 30 April for an early look at the new inspection framework and to better understand the direction of travel. Taking place before publication of the final framework but with more time to get ready, the event will examine the changes set to be introduced, impacts they will have, and some of the ways that schools can start to prepare.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Timescales, potential amendments to the final framework, and next steps for implementation
  • Notice periods and changes to how inspectors prepare for and begin inspections
  • Reducing the focus on data
  • Placing greater emphasis on curriculum and giving less weight to exam results
  • Replacing the Teaching, Learning & Assessment and Outcomes judgment areas with a single new Quality of Education one
  • Leadership & Management and focuses on safeguarding and staff development
  • Splitting the Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare judgment area into separate Behaviour & Attitudes and Personal Development ones
  • What the changes mean for schools and how they can start to prepare

The event:

The issues will be divided into three main sessions:

  • New Inspection Processes
  • Inspection Framework Judgment Areas: Quality of Education
  • Inspection Framework Judgment Areas: Leadership & Management, Personal Development and Behaviour & Attitudes

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage the expert panel throughout.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in school inspections, including: head/deputy/assistant headteachers; principles & chief executives; schools administrators; governors; LEAs; teaching unions; inspectors; and representative groups.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: elle.monaghan@westminster-briefing.com

Tuesday 30th April 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

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