Please see the ‘Clarification for Schools’ document from Ofsted – March 2015.
The purpose of this document is to confirm facts about the requirements of Ofsted and to dispel myths that can result in unnecessary workloads in schools. It should be read alongside the School Inspection Handbook which can be found here
This document is intended to highlight specific practices that are not required by Ofsted. It is up to schools themselves to determine their practices and for leadership teams to justify these on their own merits rather than by reference to the inspection handbook.
For example – Pupils’ Work – Ofsted does not expect to see a particular frequency or quantity of work in pupils’ books or folders. Ofsted recognises that the amount of work in in books and folders will depend on the subject being studied and the age and ability of the pupils.