Behaviour and attitudes in the Education Inspection Framework

3rd February 2020 : 17:00 - 18:30

Category: Public Seminar

Speaker: Daniel Owen, Ofsted

Location: Department of Education, Seminar Room A

Convener: Harry Daniels

Convener: Ian Thompson

Audience: Public

This seminar is part of our public seminar series on ‘Exclusion from School and its Consequences’, led by the Department of Education and convened by Harry Daniels (Professor of Education) and Ian Thompson (Associate Professor of English Education & Director of PGCE).


About the Public Seminar Series


The University of Oxford Department of Education’s Public Seminar Series are held on a termly basis throughout the academic year and are designed to engage wider audiences in topical research areas from across the department. Seminars are free to attend and held on most Mondays during term from 5pm. Each seminar is convened by a member of the department and speakers include academics from across the department, the wider University, as well as internationally recognised professionals from across the globe.

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Seminar abstract


The Education Inspection Framework is the most researched and piloted framework in the organisation’s history. Ofsted has taken over 25 years of it’s inspection experience and evaluated the existing literature on pupil behaviour and attitudes in schools. This, alongside two phases of research on behaviour significantly strengthens Ofsted’s inspection practice on behaviour. Challenges remain. Data indicators such as exclusion statistics rarely tell the whole story. Daniel will share how the inspectorate has used research to create a framework that captures the most important aspects of behaviour and attitudes and discuss the work that Ofsted are currently doing to further strengthen understanding of behaviour in schools.


About the speaker


Dan Owen is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors. He is a specialist adviser in school inspection policy. Before joining Ofsted he was a senior leader in secondary schools, a school governor and associate lecturer in education.