New Insight Series Paper: Character and Ofsted: Considering the New Inspection Framework in Practice

18th December 2020Publications

Research Fellow, Catherine O’Leary and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Aidan Thompson, have authored a new paper for the Centre’s Insight Series titled ‘Character and Ofsted: Considering the New Inspection Framework in Practice in 60 Birmingham School Reports‘. The paper discusses how in 2019, Ofsted announced a new Education Inspection Framework for schools which included new language about character under a heading of ‘Personal Development’ and the application of the Framework during the inspections of 60 Birmingham schools in the first two terms of its use (Autumn 2019, Spring 2020). The exercise was intended to explore how widely language of character and virtues had permeated reports on schools that were less familiar to the Jubilee Centre and selected at random. The full paper is available to view here.    

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