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Lack of progression means missed opportunities for learners in prison

Two new Ofsted reports, Learning and skills for offenders serving short custodial sentences and Learning and skills for the longer serving offender, evaluate learning programmes for prisoners serving sentences of less than a year and greater than four years.

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Chief Inspector's opening remarks to select committee

We have published the opening remarks by Christine Gilbert, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills to the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee.

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Haringey requires urgent action to ensure vulnerable children are properly protected

Ofsted has presented the findings from the joint investigation looking at safeguarding children in the London Borough of Haringey to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.

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New Ofsted report takes a look at virtual learning environments

The report, Virtual learning environments: an evaluation of their development in a sample of educational settings, shows that the use of virtual learning environments across schools and colleges has been slow to take off.

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Ofsted publishes 2008 Annual Performance Assessments

Ofsted has published the outcomes of the 2008 Annual Performance Assessments (APAs) conducted across 147 local authorities in England.

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Measuring progress with the learner achievement tracker value-added measure

This statistical software can be used to measure students' progress on graded level 3 qualifications. This consultation seeks views on its use in school sixth form and college performance reports.

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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.

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Annual Report 2007/08

The report covers the first full year of Ofstedā€™s wider remit.

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Outstanding providers 2007/08

The list of providers judged to be outstanding following an inspection in 2007/08 is now live. You can view the new list on the link below.

The Outstanding providers list

Early Years: Leading to Excellence

Ofsted's latest report on early years and childcare focuses on leadership and management.

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