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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 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

Access and achievement in urban education

The influential Access and achievement in urban education was published in 1993. It is only available as a photocopy:

  • for purchase from the TSO
  • downloadable in five parts as a pdf.

Access and achievement in urban education - the original access and achievement schools, ten years on is a suite of seven documents that provides an update to the original.

  • 20 Nov 2003
  • Ofsted

Advanced skills teachers - 2002/03

Advanced skills teachers were introduced to help schools attract and retain excellent teachers and to increase staff motivation, raise pupils’ achievement levels and broaden the skills and knowledge base of schools. In 2001, Ofsted published a report on its 1999/2000 survey. This report is based on a survey of a larger sample in 2002/03.

  • 31 Oct 2003
  • Ref 1767
  • Ofsted

Advanced skills teachers: appointment, deployment and impact

This report describes a survey of advanced skills teachers (ASTs) by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) in the academic year 1999/2000. The purpose of the survey was to examine how the skills of ASTs had been used to raise the standards of teaching and learning within their own schools, and also in outreach settings in other schools. The impact on the pay and management structures of the schools was also assessed, as was the degree of support ASTs were receiving. The survey was in two parts. The inspection was completed before the introduction of the new performance management and threshold arrangements for teachers.

  • 01 Jan 2001
  • Ref 273
  • Ofsted

An employment-based route into teaching 2003-06

The Graduate Teacher Programme is a route into teaching whereby schools train teachers on the job. It has been successful in recruiting good candidates into teaching. Designated recommending bodies (DRBs) are responsible for recruiting candidates, organising training and assessing trainees. Since 2003, Ofsted has inspected all DRBs. This report provides an overview of the three years of inspection.

  • 19 Jan 2007
  • Ref 2664
  • Ofsted

Best practice in self-evaluation: a survey of schools, colleges and local authorities

This report looks at the factors which contribute to effective self-evaluation. It is based on visits to 12 schools, seven further education colleges and three local authorities where previous inspection reports identified strong practice in this area. The findings are intended to disseminate best practice and to provide help to institutions improve this aspect of their work. The report complements Improving performance through school self-evaluation and improvement planning, published jointly by the DfES and Ofsted in June 2006.

This report will be of particular interest to schools, further education and sixth form colleges, and to local authorities and national bodies.

  • 04 Jul 2006
  • Ref 2533
  • Ofsted