Ofsted - Common Inspection Framework

(Dec 2014)

Better Inspection for All

This was a consultation on Ofsted’s proposals for a new framework for the inspection of maintained schools, academies, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings.

The CILIP response sets out our firm belief that library provision should be seen as an integral part of a school’s and an FE and skills provider’s levels of achievement and should be part of the Ofsted inspection.  Too often it does not feature despite being integral to the learning process, and the quality of library provision varies immensely between providers.