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What would a nursery school Ofsted look like?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by littlejackhorner, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:06 PM.

  1. littlejackhorner

    littlejackhorner Occasional commenter

    With the recent changes to the Ofsted framework I am wondering about the implications for nursery schools. I presume they will be subjected to the same 4 deep dives that primary and secondary schools are. If this is the case how does this work when nursery schools don't teach specific subjects but plan for areas of learning. Are there any modifications for nursery schools or is it just one size fits all?
     
  2. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    Hi there.
    There is a short section in the inspection handbook about nursery schools but essentially the inspection process is the same. You'd hope they would be early years specialists. I went to one of the Ofsted meting and they talked about the deep dive in reading applied to EYFS being focused on communication and language, stories, rhymes etc.
    Bare in mind that as most nursery schools are good or outstanding, the majority will be having a section 8 inspection which will just agree if the school is still good or outstanding. I don't expect there have yet been that many full section 5 inspections since the new framework came into being.
     
  3. littlejackhorner

    littlejackhorner Occasional commenter

    Thanks for your response @grumbleweed . I just hope that nursery schools do get inspected by EY specialists. From what I have read about the new framework it just seems totally unsuitable for Early Years.
     

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