Chartered college comments

Chartered College responds to Ofsted Inspections Framework consultation


The Chartered College of Teaching has submitted its response to Ofsted’s consultation on its new Inspection Framework. You can read our response following feedback from Chartered College members.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, commented: 

“The response of our members to Ofsted’s proposals has been one of hopefulness. The majority of respondents see this framework as a step in the right direction, with a focus on the quality of education, a broad and balanced curriculum, teacher workload and the use of research evidence all being welcomed by members of the Chartered College of Teaching.

While a move to focus on education over data is hugely positive, our members want to see clarification of how ‘broad and balanced’ will be defined and how else student progress will be evaluated.  Our members also welcomed the use of research evidence, however there are definite questions in relation to the breadth of evidence referenced, particularly in the context of SEND, EAL and Early Years.

It is encouraging that there is a greater emphasis on addressing the huge workloads our teachers face. Workload will need to be understood within a variety of factors including the context of a teacher’s particular environment.  This sense of context was frequently raised by our teachers and leaders – that areas such as student intake and location should be considered along with the strategies put in place.

Overall, what our members have shown is cautious optimism over the potential for the framework. We look forward to working with Ofsted to ensure it is suitable for every single teacher and every single school to ensure every pupil benefits.”

The Chartered College would like to thank all members that participated.