Supporting the new Ofsted framework

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 Quality of Education.

“Inspectors will make a judgement on the quality of education by evaluating the extent to which:

  • Leaders take on or construct a curriculum…
  • The provider’s curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning…
  • For some learners with high levels of SEND, the curriculum is designed to be ambitious and to meet their needs…
  • Learners study the full curriculum…”

Pupil Asset allows schools to use our own up to date National Curriculum frameworks, use commercially available frameworks e.g. White Rose Maths or, alternatively, schools can design and construct their own curriculums. Where learners’ needs cannot be met by the main curriculum, bespoke and personalised curriculums can be created, either as customised versions of the main curriculum offering or completely separate frameworks.

Attainment and progress can be tracked and measured across a range of subjects. Fully customisable tracking means that assessment of non-core subjects can be simplified to reduce workload.

  • “Teachers and leaders use assessment well…”

With both formative and summative options available within Pupil Asset, teachers and leaders can track and monitor in as much detail as they wish. From regular formative assessment to inform planning, teaching and interventions to whole school cohort analysis, data can be recorded and analysed quickly, providing all stake holders with the information that they need.

  • “Leaders understand the limitations of assessment and do not use it in a way that creates unnecessary burdens for staff or learners…”

Pupil Asset consultants are always on hand to support leaders with designing suitable assessment models. With workload and limitations in mind, we will always encourage schools to reflect on their current practices and design simple, but effective models of assessment. Our experience of working with schools across the country has allowed us to develop a good knowledge of what works well and what is considered as best practice. 

  • “Learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and…this is reflected in results from national tests and examinations…”

Pupil Asset is a DfE registered supplier and so users can rest assured that all statutory data can be recorded and analysed. Whilst it has been challenging, we have continually refined the system to ensure that national assessment changes are taken into account.

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.