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How OFSTED judges the quality of education

Updated: Aug 21, 2021


teaching a class, OFSTED inspection

There are multiple opinions on how to measure the quality of education ranging from the quality and richness of class discussions to the expertise of the teacher to the final exam results of the students.


OFSTED states it will judge schools' quality of education according to the following criteria:


  1. Intent

  2. Implementation

  3. Impact


I am going to provide a walk through of how a teacher or subject department might demonstrate these three benchmarks using a series of lessons, planning, resources and reflections.


In order to quickly convey my approach, I am going to tackle the following:


  • A KS3/National 5 History lesson on the Munich Putsch.

  • Lesson planning over the course of 4 x 1 hour lessons.

  • How to reach all students using the UDL framework

  • The creation of engaging resources.

  • Assessment - formal and informal.

  • Research-led teaching.


The slides below show how I would break down and show my intent, implementation and impact: