A consultation will be launched shortly on the plans with a view to merging all education inspections under a single framework from September 2015.
Michael Cladingbowl, Ofsted’s national director of inspection reform, is leading the plans.
Sean Harford, Ofsted’s national director for schools policy, and regional director for early years, tweeted about the proposals.
‘Mike [Cladingbowl] is leading the work to harmonise all our education (schools, colleges, EY) inspections under a single framework, ready for September 2015. Consultation starts very soon.’
An Ofsted spokesperson confirmed that Ofsted is looking to harmonise the inspection framework from next year to encompass schools, FE colleges and early years, and that there would be a consultation before the end of the year on the plans. Read full article…