We discuss the new Education Inspection Framework, with a focus on Ofsted’s rationale for the term cultural capital and what inspectors will be looking for in practice. Gill and Wendy give an overview of intent, implementation and impact. The new framework places emphasis on observation and discussion with educators and Gill and Wendy share examples of what inspectors will focus on.
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Gill Jones is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and joined Ofsted in 2007, leading inspections of schools and children’s centres. She is the deputy director for early education policy, introducing the Early Years common inspection framework, and is responsible for the Early Years annual reports. Before joining Ofsted, Gill was a consultant leader for the National College, training new and aspiring head teachers and school improvement partners. She was the head teacher of two primary schools, during which time she set up out-of-school provision and holiday clubs including day care for under-fives. She subsequently became a senior inspector for Wirral LA, with responsibility for primary education. Gill has held a number of roles in Ofsted, including senior HMI in the East of England and principal officer for the inspection policy of maintained primary schools.
Wendy Ratcliff is an HM Inspector. As a qualified Early Years practitioner, she has extensive experience of inspection and regulation across a full range of Early Years provisions. She has senior leadership and management experience in local authorities. Her role in Ofsted’s education policy team is focused on the range of inspections of Early Years provision and any changes for the future. For example, she led the policy work on developing the New Education Inspection Framework (EIF) for Early Years. As an experienced inspector and policy lead, she delivers training to Early Years inspectors.
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