Education Inspection Framework (EIF)
Ofsted says the EIF has been amended to include greater emphasis on the needs of younger children.
It will replace its “quality of teaching, learning and assessment” with a new “quality of education” judgement. Two new key judgements are also included in the new framework – ‘behaviours and attitudes’ and ‘personal development’.
And settings will continue to be awarded one of four grades – outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate – after an inspection but the reports generated will be redesigned to make them easier for parents to read.
The Early Years Alliance has developed a range of resources to help early years practitioners navigate the changes.
The Alliance's new tailored Education Inspection Framework (EIF) package supports you to meet the new requirements. Delivered on-site direct to you and your team.
The package includes two specialist workshops Exploring the EIF and Cultural Capital plus our new publication Exploring the Education Inspection Framework available in September.
The workshops are delivered nationally through our network of Service Hubs.
Exploring the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) workshop
This workshop supports managers and leaders to better understand the requirements of the EIF. Participants will explore terms such as ‘intent, implementation and impact’. It will consider how the curriculum should look and offers support on ways to deliver successfully in their own provision.
- Key changes
- The term Cultural Capital and what it means
- The new judgement areas
- Ofsted Inspector expectations of Intent, Implementation and Impact
- The Important role managers and leaders play in the process
- Paperwork necessary to support the process.
Cultural Capital workshop
Integral to Ofsted’s new inspection framework, the term Cultural Capital is described by Ofsted as being ‘the essential knowledge children need to be effective citizens’. This workshop considers the origins of the term and supports practitioners to recognise how the EYFS already supports Cultural Capital.
- What is the main theory behind Cultural Capital and how it has influenced Ofsted's definition
- What is meant by Cultural Capital
- What Cultural Capital is not
- How to enhance children’s learning using the concept of Cultural Capital
- How to articulate how children experience the awe and wonder of the world through the seven areas of learning and development
- How to demonstrate your provision enhances children's Cultural Capital.
Booking your EIF workshop
Find a workshop near you on our Upcoming Events page. Then contact the local Service Hub that will be running it to book your place. We look forward to working with you.
Central England Service Hub — Covering Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Tel: 01525 715248 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Anglia Service Hub — Covering Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex
Tel: 01954 231751 Email: email@example.com
East Midlands Service Hub — Covering Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire
Tel: 0116 229 1994 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincolnshire Service Hub — Covering Lincolnshire
Tel: 01507 527500 Email: email@example.com
London and Kent Service Hub — Covering London, Kent and Medway
Tel: 020 8695 5955 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
North of England Service Hub — Covering County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Cumbria, Bradford, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, East Riding, West Yorkshire, Isle of Man
Tel: 01924 460930 Email: email@example.com
South East Service Hub — Covering Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Dorset and Isle of Wight
Tel: 02392 325612 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Service Hub — Covering Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Bristol
Tel: 01392 435464 Email: email@example.com
West Midlands Service Hub — Covering Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire
Tel: 01922 404434 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exploring the Education Inspection Framework — This publication is out in early September and is available for pre-order.
- A SMARTpd pack on delivering the EIF. The pack will include a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, with facilitator notes, and accompanying resources to support the host to deliver an in-house session to their team at staff meetings or training days. It provides a cost effective way to prompt discussion, increase understanding and raise awareness in the team. The pack will be sold via our Shop.