Ofsted’s inspection report of Cafcass south east has found that there are some strengths. The region allocates public law cases promptly, and offers a satisfactory to good service for children involved in public law proceedings. It responds to complaints constructively and has good financial management.
However, Ofsted has found that the region’s private law services are inadequate.
We have launched a consultation that proposes more frequent inspections for schools that are inadequate or satisfactory, but not improving, and a longer interval for those judged good or outstanding.
Developed after discussions with nearly 1,000 headteachers and other professionals, parents and pupil focus groups, the new approach will be piloted this year from the summer term and implemented in September 2009. You can complete the consultation online; it will run for three months.
The consultation document is available as a PDF file from the link below. There is also a leaflet for parents and carers.
For schools with boarding provision or children’s homes that offer education, Ofsted intends to introduce single inspections which cover both the education and welfare provision. This integrated approach will result in a single inspection report.
To contribute please first read the consultation document. It explains the proposals, the background to the inspections and the advantages of a single inspection and report. The consultation’s questions are included in the document for your reference. The consultation itself is online and the link is below. The consultation closes on 12 June 2008. We will publish the responses by the end of June.
We inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
The new Ofsted brings together the wide experience of four inspectorates to make a greater difference for every child, and for all young people and adult learners, in England. Their educational, economic and social well-being will promote our success as a country.