To develop further our understanding of the primary curriculum, we will be carrying out a number of inspections of exempt outstanding primary schools between October 2019 and April 2020. These inspections will be in addition to the 10% already identified through risk assessment.
This work will help us better understand strong curriculum management in primary leadership and identify good practice at the level of three individual subjects.
Each inspection will focus on one of the following:
*Modern foreign language
The findings of these subject-specific inspections will also feed into our wider analysis of subject practice and contribute to Ofsted’s proposed thematic reports on curriculum subjects, beginning in 2020.
Her Majesty’s Inspectors with expertise in either primary education or in the subject (and both if possible) will lead inspections. Our regions will ensure that inspectors chosen for this work have the necessary knowledge and experience.