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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

A study of children and young people who present challenging behaviour - literature review

This literature review was commissioned – by Ofsted as part of a large-scale survey to inform the report Managing challenging behaviour. Ofsted commissioned the University of Birmingham to carry out this research to inform subsequent fieldwork. The purpose of this research is to review published material to determine the range of characteristics and definitions of challenging behaviour used by academic researchers and practitioners

  • 03 Mar 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

Achievement of Bangladeshi heritage pupils

This survey explores the educational experience of Bangladeshi pupils in English schools. The schools were chosen to reflect schools of different types in the local education authorities which have relatively high numbers of Bangladeshi pupils. The proportion of Bangladeshi pupils in the schools ranged from 11% to 59%.

  • 07 May 2004
  • Ref 513
  • Ofsted

Achievement of Black Caribbean pupils

To establish a fuller basis of information, data from inspections and on attainment and exclusions were analysed for secondary schools with 10% or more Black Caribbean pupils. Based on 2000 data, there were 129 such schools, which between them cater for about 40% of the Black Caribbean pupil population. These 129 schools are referred to as the ‘survey schools’. The 47 schools that were able to respond are referred to as the ‘sample schools’.

  • 26 Apr 2002
  • Ref 448
  • Ofsted

Achievement of Black Caribbean pupils: three successful primary schools

This report focuses on three successful schools which provide an environment in which Black Caribbean pupils flourish. The study involved detailed examination of the schools’ data, documentation, pupil records and systems. The first part of the report examines the common features of the schools. The case studies that follow exemplify those features in the different contexts of the three schools.

  • 26 Apr 2002
  • Ref 447
  • Ofsted