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Final early years EIF consultation outcomes

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The outcomes of Ofsted's consultation into the education inspection framework - for early years

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Final early years EIF consultation outcomes

  1. 1. Education inspection framework: Inspecting the substance of education The consultation outcomes Early years Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 1
  2. 2. Today’s session ▪The Ofsted strategy and the new framework ▪The consultation findings ▪The judgement areas ▪Inspection methodology in early years ▪Recurrent themes in responses ▪Responses to early years specific consultation question ▪Early years in schools ▪Questions Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 2
  3. 3. Ofsted strategy 2017–22 ▪ The curriculum at the heart of inspection. ▪ No need to produce progress and attainment data ‘for Ofsted’, helping reduce unnecessary workload. ▪ All pupils should have access to a high-quality education. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 3 ‘A force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation’ The new framework
  4. 4. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 4 Inspection Experience 26 years of inspecting education Most research-informed framework Research shared publicly Largest ever number of pilot inspections More than 250 pilot inspections Sharing draft inspection handbooks First time we’ve consulted on the handbooks Consultation Ofsted’s biggest ever consultation Development
  5. 5. The consultation responses Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 5
  6. 6. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 6 The consultation responses ▪More than 15,000 responses ▪Almost 11,000 responses to online questionnaire ▪Over 600 email responses ▪Over 4,000 responses as a result of a campaign by YoungMinds ▪Over 150 face-to-face engagement events ▪Over 400 people joined external webinars 16 January–5 April 2019
  7. 7. The judgement areas: quality of education Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 7
  8. 8. Quality of education Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes 8 The new quality of education judgement puts the real substance of education, the curriculum, at the heart of inspection. Inspectors will have a connected, educationally focused conversation, incorporating: ▪ EY curriculum design, coverage, appropriateness and delivery ▪ teaching (pedagogy) ▪ assessment (formative and summative) ▪ attainment and progress ▪ knowledge and skills ▪ readiness for the next stage of education.
  9. 9. ▪ Three-quarters of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with this proposal. ▪ Many respondents were pleased with the proposed focus on the curriculum rather than an over-focus on performance data. ▪ Many parents were pleased with the direction of travel. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Quality of education: what people said Slide 9 28 47 7 12 5 1 Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know Overall percentage of respondents
  10. 10. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 10 What we are doing in response ▪ Introducing a new ‘quality of education’ judgement from September 2019. ▪ The inspection handbooks have been updated to set out how this key judgement will be inspected in different contexts.
  11. 11. The judgement areas: ‘personal development’ and ‘behaviour and attitudes’ Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 11
  12. 12. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 12 Personal development, welfare and behaviour Personal development Behaviour and attitudes Separate judgements for ‘personal development’ and ‘behaviour and attitudes’
  13. 13. Separating the judgements: what people said ▪ Nearly eight in 10 respondents supported introducing separate judgements. ▪ A strong majority of respondents from all education sectors supported this proposal. ▪Concerns were raised by some that the proposed ‘behaviour and attitudes’ judgement would fail to reflect the realities of education providers working in challenging circumstances. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 13 24 54 13 5 3 1 Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know Overall percentage of respondents
  14. 14. Slide 14 What we are doing in response Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes ▪ Introduction of two new separate judgements: ‘personal development’ and ‘behaviour and attitudes’. ▪ Amendments to ‘personal development’ to ensure that the importance of secure attachments, children’s emotional health, and relationships between babies and adults are captured. ▪ Revising the grade descriptors to include an acknowledgement that when children struggle with regulating their behaviour adults take appropriate action to support them.
  15. 15. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 15 New inspection judgements Quality of education Personal development Behaviour and attitudes Leadership and management Overall effectiveness
  16. 16. Inspection methodology Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 16
  17. 17. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes 17 Inspection methodology – early years
  18. 18. Recurring themes in responses Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 18
  19. 19. Leaders must have a clear and ambitious vision for providing high-quality, inclusive education and care to all. Reference to specific children
  20. 20. Slide 20 Cultural capital Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes While the national curriculum does not apply to early years provision, we believe that the concept is equally applicable.
  21. 21. Cultural capital ▪Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to be educated citizens (school). ▪Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for future success (early years). ▪Some children arrive at an early years setting with different experiences from others, in their learning and play. ▪What the setting does, through its curriculum and interactions, potentially makes all the difference. ▪It is the role of the setting to ensure that children experience the awe and wonder of the world in which they live, through the seven areas of learning. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 21
  22. 22. The importance of shared reading: ‘book language’ is much more linguistically complex than ordinary conversation. ‘Excuse me, but I’m very hungry. Do you think I could have tea with you?’ SHMI meeting 7 May 2019 Slide 22
  23. 23. The early years consultation proposal Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 23
  24. 24. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 24 What we proposed To apply the proposed judgement areas to all early years providers.
  25. 25. Applying the judgement areas to all early years providers: what people said Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 25 9 9 12 9 33 32 37 32 20 21 20 20 14 13 9 13 7 5 5 5 17 21 19 22 Childcare settings that offer care exclusively before and after school (4,348 responses) Childcare on domestic premises (4,313 responses) Childcare on non-domestic premises (4,365 responses) Childminders (4,408 responses) Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know Overall percentage of respondents
  26. 26. …this should be social time, ‘down time’ if you like, as it would be if a child was at home after the school day. It maybe better to use a different type of grading system for such childcare providers. Before and after school services provide safe spaces for children to socialise, play and have fun. Whilst we do educate children through play and discussion, we are not an education service. After school settings should be a break for children. Children should be able to relax and play games. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 26 Applying the judgement to before- and after-school clubs: what people said
  27. 27. What we are doing in response Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 27 ▪ We will apply the new framework to the inspection of all childminders and childcare on both domestic and non-domestic premises. ▪ For those providers who only provide care for children at the beginning and end of the school day or in holiday periods, we will not apply the quality of education judgement. Inspectors will only make an ‘overall effectiveness’ judgement.
  28. 28. Early years in schools Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 28
  29. 29. Slide 29 Early years in schools Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes ▪ We received a number of responses that the judgement criteria for early years provision in the schools inspection handbook did not align with the criteria for registered early years settings. ▪ They felt the criteria for schools were too focused on Reception-age children and did not take enough account of schools with two- and three-year-olds.
  30. 30. Slide 30 Early years in schools What are we doing in response Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes We have: ▪aligned the schools handbook closely with the EY handbook for registered settings ▪reviewed the judgement criteria, and this section now has more emphasis on EY provision for two- and three-year- olds as well as still identifying specific criteria that are applicable for Reception-age children ▪added a section to clarify the approach to inspecting a maintained nursery school.
  31. 31. Documents the consultation has informed Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 31
  32. 32. Documents the consultation has informed Responses to the consultation have informed the final drafts of the following documents, which have been published alongside the consultation report: ▪ Education inspection framework ▪ Early years inspection handbook ▪ Maintained schools and academies section 5 inspection handbook ▪ Maintained schools and academies section 8 inspection handbook ▪ Non-association independent schools inspection handbook ▪ Further education and skills inspection handbook ▪ Equality, diversity and inclusion statement. Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 32
  33. 33. Thank you Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 33
  34. 34. Ofsted on the web and on social media www.gov.uk/ofsted https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk www.linkedin.com/company/ofsted www.youtube.com/ofstednews www.slideshare.net/ofstednews www.twitter.com/ofstednews Education inspection framework: the consultation outcomes Slide 34

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