Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

OfSTED: New Inspection Framework and Handbook (23rd June 2020)


This framework and handbook document sets out Ofsted’s inspection principles, guidance and the main judgements that inspectors make when inspecting ITE.

A summary of the key changes can be found here:

The first part of the document is the ITE inspection framework, which sets out how Ofsted will inspect ITE partnerships and make judgements about the different phases of ITE training.

The second part of the document is the inspection handbook. This is primarily a guide for Ofsted inspectors on how to carry out inspections of ITE in England from September 2020.

We also publish this for ITE partnerships and other interested parties so that they are aware of Ofsted’s inspection processes and procedures under the ITE framework.

We ran a consultation on the framework and draft handbook between January and April 2020.

Published 24 June 2020
A copy of the framwork and handbook (in PDF) can be found below to download.