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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
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
The findings from this year's survey are very positive for Ofsted. Ofsted scores highly both in terms of how it handles new registrations and how it carries out inspections of childcare providers.
- 09 May 2005
Evidence was collected from 45 day nurseries during September 2005. Inspectors arrived as the nursery opened and inspected and analysed outcomes for children during the first hour of operation for those spending more than four hours in day care. The nurseries visited were a mix of urban, inner city and rural.
- 06 Dec 2005
Firm foundations covers the two-year period between April 2003 and March 2005 when Ofsted carried out the second programme of inspections against national standards. During that programme, for the first time, Ofsted has awarded each childminder or day-care provider registered by Ofsted a judgement on the quality of childcare. The publication is also available as a mini-site.
- 19 Aug 2005
- Ref 2436
Safe and sound explains how registered childcare providers help children to stay safe and be healthy. It includes 'best practice' case studies and the website contains additional materials to help providers evaluate further improve their own practice. As well as Word and pdf, the report is available as a mini-site.
- 18 Aug 2006
- Ref 2663
As a result of the increased interest in the quality of food provided for children in schools and childcare, Ofsted has looked at whether children in the paid daily care of others receive good-quality meals and whether they learn at an early age the benefits of a healthy diet. This report is based on analysis of a short survey of healthy eating carried out at 110 settings across England during the last two weeks of February 2006. It will be of particular interest to early years childcare providers, parents, carers, local authorities and the Department for Education and Skills.
- 30 Mar 2006
- Ref 2548
This page has three reports on the impact of inspection:
Evaluation of the impact of Section 5 inspections (NfER) This report sets out the findings of research carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research to assess the extent to which schools felt that the new inspections contributed to school improvement.
Review of the impact of inspection (Ofsted) This report provides an overview of the impact of Ofsted inspections and regulatory activity across education and care settings.
Schools Omnibus 2007 (Ipsos MORI) This report presents findings from the 2007 Survey of Secondary School Pupils, carried out on behalf of Ofsted.
- 04 May 2007
- Ref 20070018
This consultation is now closed.
This online consultation directly affects those who are responsible for or who work in early years provision in maintained and independent schools, and in early years settings in the private and voluntary sectors. Other stakeholders with an interest in improvements to the inspections of early years provision may also wish to comment.
This consultation commences on 29 November 2007 and will close on 1 February 2008.
- 29 Nov 2007
- Ref 20070041
A very small minority of providers are inadequate. Children deserve better. Making our findings public helps parents of children in inadequate provision to realise that their children can, with effort from the provider, have an improved quality of care.
- 15 Sep 2006
- Ref 2660