Archive of news items by year and month.
The report, The impact of Train to Gain on skills in employment, published today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), evaluates training given to more than 13,000 employees.
- 07 Nov 2008
Pupils are benefiting from school workforce reforms which have seen the introduction of staff from a wider range of backgrounds, skills and life experiences, according to a new report published by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
- 05 Nov 2008
A new consultation launched today proposes a more focused approach to inspection of the further education (FE) and skills system.
Under the new proposals, Ofsted would focus inspections on providers and issues which would have the greatest impact on improving outcomes for learners. The frequency and type of inspection would be guided by the perceived capacity of colleges and other providers to improve.
- 04 Nov 2008
A major new survey of almost 150,000 10 to 15 year-olds in England reveals that a large majority are happy, healthy and feel safe in their schools and local areas – but almost half are worried about their future. The annual Tellus3 survey of children and young people published today also found that bullying was still a problem, and that smoking, drinking and drugs remain concerns.
- 28 Oct 2008
Children living away from home, or using social care services, want to feel safer online, be protected from unsuitable sites and have adult supervision, highlights a new report.
- 27 Oct 2008
A shared commitment by school staff to helping pupils succeed – and robust monitoring of pupils’ academic, personal and social progress – are among the keys to reengaging pupils who have become uninterested or de-motivated, according to the latest survey from Ofsted.
- 15 Oct 2008
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.
- 09 Oct 2008
Breaking through the language barrier: Ofsted report evaluates the quality of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)
A new report shows inadequate ESOL in colleges is now rare. ESOL in the post-compulsory learning and skills sector: an evaluation, finds the number of colleges providing ESOL that is less than satisfactory has fallen to one in sixteen, down from one in five in the period from 2001-2005.
- 03 Oct 2008