Westminster Education Forum

The future for secondary school accountability in England: Progress 8, curriculum and the inspection framework

Morning, Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Central London


This seminar examines the impact of accountability reform on schools and pupils at secondary level in England, and priorities for school inspections. It will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders from across the education sector following the recent publication of Ofsted’s 2017-2022 Corporate Strategy and as Ofsted develops the new Common Inspection Framework for introduction in September 2019. The conference has also been scheduled to follow the expected response to the consultation on short inspections of good schools and takes place in the context of the regulator’s thematic review of the curriculum, which comes after the completion of the first phase of the review’s work this autumn.

Overall, sessions will focus on:

  • The impact of recent accountability reform: implementing Progress 8 and challenges for delivering a broad and balanced curriculum;
  • Common Inspection Framework 2019: the role of curriculum and key issues surrounding inspection focus, delivery and grading; and
  • The way ahead: further action that can be taken to improve accountability and the inspection of England’s secondary schools.

Guest of Honour

Luke Tryl

Director, Corporate Strategy, Ofsted

Guest of Honour

Luke Tryl

Director, Corporate Strategy, Ofsted


Bim Afolami MP

Lord Storey

House of Lords Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson


Emma Knights

Chief Executive, National Governance Association

Councillor Ray Gooding

Cabinet Member for Education, Essex County Council

Ruth Lowe

External Affairs Manager, PTA UK

Dr Fiona Hammans

Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Millard Consulting

Nick Brook

Deputy General Secretary, NAHT

Stephen Rollett

Inspections and Accountability Specialist, ASCL