Ofsted, together with The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) today launched a consultation on a proposed standard set of school level indicators which will recognise and reward schools for their contribution to pupil’s well-being.
Schools contribute to the well-being of children in many ways, for example by providing a safe environment in which bullying is not tolerated; by teaching children about healthy eating and the risks of drug and alcohol abuse, and by helping to develop children’s self esteem and social skills. Today’s consultation should help achieve the ambition at the heart of the Children’s Plan for schools to play a key role in the wider development of young people, alongside their core mission of helping all children to realise their full educational potential.
It doesn’t look very different, but we hope you will notice this site is faster and has a better search facility. It provides a stronger foundation for planned improvements in the future. And we’ve introduced ‘friendly’ page addresses.
The page address changes may mean some links you have saved need to be refreshed. We know many schools and other service providers offer a link from their websites to their last inspection report. If a link from your site no longer works, tell your web manager and they will be able to restore it quickly and easily.
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The LA portal login address has now changed. Please use the login button at the top of the page.
Ofsted’s vision is to raise standards and improve lives. This consultation seeks views on proposals for assessing children’s services and Ofsted’s inspection of services for children in care and safeguarding as part of the new Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA).
On 1 September 2008, tens of thousands of childcare providers move to new registers: the Early Years and Childcare Registers. With a new, single framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) also being introduced, there’s a lot happening in the sector. Visit the EYFS page on the link below to find out more.
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.
Early Years: Leading to Excellence
Ofsted's latest report on early years and childcare focuses on leadership and management.
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Outstanding providers 2006/07
The list of providers judged to be outstanding following an inspection in 2006/07 is now live. You can view the new list on the link below.
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