On 15th December, Ofsted updated its inspection framework (EIF) to reflect the new EYFS framework which came into force in September.

In the updated guidance, the following questions are answered in more detail:

  • “Will Ofsted expect providers to show the progress of a child tracked against the revised non-statutory guidance, ‘Development matters?”
  • “Will Ofsted prefer to see paper assessments rather than those recorded electronically?”
  • “How will Ofsted inspect the curriculum? Do registered providers need to produce a curriculum map?”
  • “How will inspectors consider progress?”
  • “Does Ofsted expect practitioners to use the government’s non-statutory guidance, Development matters, when developing and shaping their curriculums?”
  • “When carrying out deep dives, will inspectors want to see national curriculum subjects, rather than EYFS areas of learning, being taught in Reception?”
  • “Does Ofsted expect the national curriculum in a primary school to start when children first join in the early years?”

You can read the full story, as reported by Early Years Leadership here, and you can read “Ofsted EIF inspections and the EYFS” on the official government website here.



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