VENUE: etc. venues Maple House, Birmingham


The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) aims to raise standards and rebalance inspections through a renewed emphasis on ‘Quality of education’, and less focus on outcomes data. 

This new ‘Quality of education’ judgement comprises Intent, Implementation and Impact and, says Ofsted, brings together ‘the essential ingredients of education’: the curriculum; the teaching and assessment that provides the feedback loop, and the resulting outcomes.


This new ‘Quality of education’ judgement, says Ofsted:

  • broad, balanced and aspirational
  • planned coherently to provide ‘progression’ and ‘stretch’ 
  • delivered to the highest standards, and 
  • assessed effectively,

so ensuring the best possible outcomes for all children, particularly those from disadvantaged families.

Focusing on the ‘Quality of education’ judgement, this conference will:

  • provide an overview of the new framework, and the ‘Quality of education’ judgement in particular
  • analyse what ‘quality of education’ means in the context of the early years
  • provide starting points for planning your early years curriculum, and
  • give practical guidance on how to sequence and provide challenge in children’s learning experiences.


Workshops and case studies will develop your understanding of key aspects of provision under the new framework, principally:

  • communication, language and literacy
  • mathematics
  • cultural capital
  • how to build an under-threes curriculum based on ‘core experiences’
  • assessment 

A pilot nursery and settings that have been inspected under the new regime will also be explaining their experiences and passing on key advice about the new inspection process. 

The programme aims to help practitioners from across the sector to develop, implement and articulate their vision of ‘quality education’ for the children in their setting.