Despite expectations, the use of Virtual Learning Environments across schools and colleges has been slow to take off. Enthusiasm and peer support from teachers and learners should help the initiative develop more widely, says Ofsted.
- 13 Jan 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-01
Two new reports published today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) highlight the need for clear national strategies to support the different learning needs of long and short-term offenders.
- 20 Jan 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-02
Practical activities, learning in realistic work environments and good use of information technology are just some of the keys to success for learners on college courses, says Ofsted.
- 30 Jan 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-03
School music lessons have the potential to improve pupils’ development, personally as well as musically, yet all too often this powerful tool isn’t properly harnessed according to a new report published by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
- 04 Feb 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009–04
A new report and DVD showcases the best arts and media provision in colleges, placing an emphasis on creativity and innovation to equip today’s students with the skills to succeed.
- 20 Feb 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009–07
An Ofsted report published today showcases 12 schools in challenging circumstances that have been rated as 'outstanding' in at least two inspections and examines the elements that have created this success.
- 24 Feb 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009–08
Social workers should visit children and young people living away from home at least once a month. That is the strong message children in care are giving to the Government in a unique report that will help shape new regulations under the Children and Young Persons Act 2008.
- 25 Feb 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2000-09
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has announced the successful bids for the inspection contracts in schools, colleges, apprenticeships, adult skills and Initial Teacher Education, to commence in September 2009. The announcement of successful bidders is subject to the standstill period as required by European legislation. The current arrangements with inspection contractors finish at the end of August 2009.
- 25 Feb 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-11
A new study published today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) shows that over half the institutions offering citizenship courses for teachers are struggling to fill places, with three courses failing to get the numbers to run the course altogether.
- 26 Feb 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-10
Lessons learned from the first round of local authority private fostering service inspections will be the focus of the keynote speech by Christine Gilbert, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Ofsted, at the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) conference on Wednesday 11 February 2009.
- 11 Feb 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-05