Consultations: Total (12)
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Ofsted has undertaken a wide-ranging consultation on the proposals for new maintained school inspection arrangements. Below you will find the consultation document and the subsequent evaluation report. The evaluation report summarises the responses to Ofsted’s consultation on the proposals for maintained school inspections from September 2009.
The original consultation
- 16 Oct 2008
- Ref 080200
A focus on improvement: proposals for further education and skills system inspections from September 2009
We have reviewed arrangements for the inspection of the FE and skills system to ensure that they are coherent and well matched to the needs of the user and the quality of the service, and that they develop our ability to target inspection where it will make the most difference. Our proposals for a revised Common Inspection Framework and for the inspection of colleges, work-based learning and nextstep from September 2009 are set out in this consultation document.
The closing date for the consultation is 27 January 2009.
You can also complete the survey online.
- 04 Nov 2008
- Ref 080132
Ofsted's public consultation was primarily web-based. It was supplemented by detailed feedback from schools and inspectors who had been involved in the trial inspections which were held in the summer and autumn terms of this year. A small number of respondents chose to write directly to Ofsted giving their views. The consultation followed guidance from the Better Regulation Executive.
- 17 Nov 2006
- Ref 2687
Comprehensive area assessment: proposals for assessing local authority services for children and young people
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).
If you want to know more about the overall CAA proposals see the joint inspectorate consultation below.
You can respond to the consultation online Ofsted Comprehensive area assessment consultation. You can also complete the by hand or onscreen versions of the consultation document.
- 30 Sep 2008
- Ref 080187
We have drawn together a calendar of all planned consultation activity taking place across Ofsted until 2009. We are sharing this so that users, providers and stakeholders know our plans in advance and can see what Ofsted will be consulting on, how and when, and what will happen as a result.
The calendar will be updated regularly. Completed consultations will be kept for a year so people can refer back to the findings.
If you have any comments or queries about the calendar, please emal firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10 Oct 2008
This consultation is now closed
- 01 Jun 2008
- Ref 080099
As signalled in the Children’s Plan and in the well-being guidance, the DCSF and Ofsted have been working to develop strong school-level indicators of pupils’ well-being. These indicators will improve the information available to schools to help them assess the well-being issues their pupils face and to evaluate the school’s contribution to promoting pupil well-being. Ofsted will be looking for evidence from all schools on well-being and therefore the indicators will apply to all maintained schools, primary, secondary, special and Pupil Referral Units and to academies.
DCSF and Ofsted have now launched a consultation paper with proposals about those indicators.
Responses are requested by 16 January 2009.
You can respond using the online consultation, or using the files below.
- 09 Oct 2008
- Ref 080195
Between November 2007 and February 2008, we ran a consultation on whether we should publish the registers of providers under the Childcare Act 2006. This document details the results of the consultation and our decision.
- 27 Aug 2008
- Ref 080079
This document is a consultation about our plans to develop an inspection system for maintained schools that is more proportionate to risk. This responds directly to the government's agenda for further reductions in inspection and builds on the successful introduction of the current arrangements since September 2005. Please note that the consultation closed on 11 March 2006 and the paper is for information only.
- 16 Mar 2006
From September 2006, Ofsted intends to develop an inspection system for maintained schools that is more proportionate to risk. This responds directly to the Government’s agenda for further reductions in inspection and builds on the successful introduction of the current inspection arrangements in September 2005.
This document summarises the responses to Ofsted's public consultation on proportionate inspection.
- 22 Jun 2006