Changes to Ofsted Inspection Framework
On the 4th November ’13 changes to the Framework for the inspection for early years providers came into effect.
From now on:
- The ‘requires improvement’ judgement has replaced the satisfactory judgement for all providers
- Non-domestic group provision judged as ‘requires improvement’ will be monitored within six months and re-inspected within 12 months. These providers will have a maximum of two years to become good or are likely to be judged inadequate
- Ofsted will be tougher on inadequate providers. They will re-inspect within six months rather than 12. If they are still inadequate when re-inspected Ofsted will consider taking steps to cancel their regulation
There are also changes to the way Ofsted will inspect – we will soon be publishing a blog on this topic.
Thanks for reading,