Ofsted has published details of how its inspection of children’s services will be conducted under the new Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA). The frameworks published are the arrangements for the new Ofsted rating for council children’s services and the programme of inspection of safeguarding and looked after children, which includes unannounced inspections of child protection services in every local authority in England. Inspections will begin in June.
The Ofsted Board is holding a public meeting on Wednesday 1 July 2009 in central London.
Nearly a third of schools surveyed are failing to provide pupils who have been excluded with suitable alternative full-time education, according to Day six of exclusion: the extent and quality of provision for pupils.
Opportunities to work with an inspiring teacher, a visiting artist or in an art gallery can have an immediate and lasting impact on pupils’ creative aspirations and achievement, says Drawing together: art, craft and design in schools. However, these experiences were rarely available to all pupils, the report reveals.
An independent survey of teachers’ views on Ofsted’s inspections of schools has found that almost 90% of teachers think that inspection helps their schools set new priorities for the future. 84% think it is important that their lessons are observed by inspectors.
Christine Gilbert, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, responds to the detail of Lord Laming’s review of the protection of children in England.
Ofsted is piloting a whistleblower hotline. The hotline will enable council employees and those working with young children to report concerns about practices and procedures for the safeguarding of children and young people.
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Annual Report 2007/08
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Outstanding Providers 2007/08
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Early Years: Leading to Excellence
Ofsted's latest report on early years and childcare focuses on leadership and management.
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