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2008 Tellus3: Children and young people survey

This is a technical report which explains the most recent online survey of children and young people undertaken by Ofsted and the methodology used to interpret it. The report includes examples of the questionnaire which was devised jointly by Ofsted, DCSF and Ipsos MORI.

  • 28 Oct 2008
  • Ref 070218
  • Ofsted

A comparison of the effectiveness of level 3 provision in 25 post-16 providers

This small-scale survey investigated the effectiveness of level 3 provision in school sixth forms, general further education colleges and sixth form colleges. Inspectors visited 25 institutions which provided level 3 qualifications for students aged 16 to 19. The survey found the overall quality of provision and outcomes was good or outstanding in nearly three quarters of the providers visited. Against this background of generally strong level 3 provision in all types of provider, the most effective group of providers among the sample visited was sixth form colleges. The report compares different aspects of provision and identifies the factors which led to good or outstanding achievement.

  • 03 Sep 2008
  • Ref 070167
  • Ofsted

A focus on improvement: consultation report

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.

 

Evaluation report

 

The original consultation
  • 16 Oct 2008
  • Ref 080200
  • Ofsted

A focus on improvement: consultation report

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.

 

Evaluation report

 

The original consultation
  • 16 Oct 2008
  • Ref 080200
  • Ofsted

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.

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  • 04 Nov 2008
  • Ref 080132
  • Ofsted

A new relationship with schools

In early 2004, the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and Ofsted set out their vision for a new relationship between government and schools and changes for the future of inspection. This document focuses on changes to the inspection system, subject to the scrutiny and approval of parliament. It also sets out accompanying changes to establish a new relationship with schools.

  • 15 Jun 2004
  • Ofsted/DCFS

A new relationship with schools - conference presentation

A new relationship with schools: next steps is a joint DfES/Ofsted publication which is intended to help schools prepare for the new shorter, sharper school inspections that were introduced in September 2005. Six regional conferences were held by Ofsted for headteachers and LEAs on 10th and 11th March, in conjunction with the DfES, to launch the new inspection arrangements.

  • 15 Mar 2005
  • Ofsted

A new relationship with schools: improving performance through school self-evaluation

This aims to provide a brief guide to the relationship between self-evaluation and school improvement. It sets out how to get the best out of self-evaluation and how to use the findings effectively to plan for improvement. It also explains how Ofsted's self-evaluation form will be used during an inspection.

  • 09 Mar 2005
  • Ofsted

A single inspectorate for children and learners: Ofsted's response to the DfES consultation paper

This document is a response to the DfES consultation on the proposal to create an enlarged Ofsted as a single inspectorate for children and learners.

  • 01 Nov 2005
  • Ofsted

A single inspectorate for children and learners: Ofsted's response to the DfES consultation paper

This document is a response to the DfES consultation on the proposal to create an enlarged Ofsted as a single inspectorate for children and learners.

  • 01 Nov 2005
  • Ofsted