Supporting the new Ofsted framework – Part 3

Following a successful public consultation, between January and April 2019, Ofsted have now published their new inspection framework for use from September 2019. 

The framework sets out how Ofsted will inspect state schools, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings in England. Find out how Pupil Asset can support you in each of the four areas of inspection. 

This week, we look at Personal Development

“Inspectors will make a judgement on the personal development of learners by evaluating the extent to which:

– The curriculum…provides for learners’ broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents.”

Pupil Asset allows users to record a wide range of information about students, creating a holistic view of each individual that goes beyond just academic achievement. Areas within the Pupil Profile such as Awards, Prizes & Other Achievements’ and ‘Interests & Hobbies’ allow for recording of such information, but schools are also free to create their own custom fields to record further information. Schools can also create their own groups, including clubs, and access a full breakdown of the group’s demographic. This can support, for example, with monitoring whether all children are being represented in extra curricular activities as opposed to just certain cohorts. 

With complete flexibility around tracking, if schools wish to create their own assessment frameworks to monitor progress for specialist subjects, this is also possible (see Part 1 for more details on this). 

– “The provider prepares learners for life in modern Britain by…equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society…” 

Pupil Asset’s behaviour module is not just for recording negative behaviour incidents and can be used extensively to track students’ positive interactions and beahviour. Fully customisable, schools can create their own categories of behaviour, ensuring both positive and negative behaviours are fully aligned with their behaviour policy and school values. 

Here are links to each of the four areas of inspection:

Part one – Quality of Education.

Part two – Behaviour and Attitudes.

Part three – Personal Development.

Part four – Leadership and Management.

If you’re interested in more information about Pupil Asset, or you’d like to request a demo, fill in our contact form and we’ll happily show you how we can help your school.