This new Ofsted framework places emphasises on the need for high quality provision through a broad and rich curriculum, which supports the future success of all individuals and focuses on those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Under the personal development judgement area, schools are required to evidence that they are preparing children for further education and life beyond the classroom.
The PSHE curriculum clearly plays a key role and it is likely that inspectors will want to discuss PHSE education and its contributions. This judgement area highlights resilience, confidence and independence as specific attributes that schools should look to develop.
There are a range of factors that can affect pupils’ health and wellbeing and the Ofsted framework does acknowledge this! Inspections will not judge schools on the results of personal development, but on the intent, effectiveness and quality of the provision in place”.
Therefore, in order to achieve an outstanding judgement, teachers need to be delivering effective and consistent lessons that are well-planned and tailored to the specific needs of their pupils and setting
We have worked with our schools to produce the following document, which contains guidance, resources and ideas to support you in preparing for an inspection and “deep dive” into SEMH provision.