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An inspection report, published in 2004 and available in English and Welsh, on the actions taken by CAFCASS Headquarters to reduce delay and their effect on one English Region (Greater London) and CAFCASS Cymru. The report includes both Inspectorate recommendations and CAFCASS's action plans for implementing them.
- 01 Apr 2007
- Ref 20072017
Teacher trainees and phonics: An evaluation of the response of providers of initial teacher training to the recommendations of the Rose Review
This report details the findings of a small-scale survey that evaluated the response of 20 providers of initial teacher training to the recommendations of the Rose Review. These providers represented a range of traditional and non-traditional routes into teaching. The survey aimed to ascertain the extent to which the providers had modified their courses so that trainees received appropriate direction on the teaching of early reading, including systematic phonics. It also evaluated the trainees' practical application of the principles underpinning the Rose Review in their teaching.
- 27 Jun 2008
- Ref 070257
The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses in modern languages from survey inspections of primary and secondary schools, initial teacher education and adult education between 2004 and 2007. It does so at a time of rapid change. In primary schools, provision for languages is increasing year on year, but in secondary schools the take-up from age 14 is rapidly declining, and there is concern about the decrease in the number of young people able to speak a language other than English.
- 01 Jul 2008
- Ref 070053
During November 2004, the Children's Rights Director and his team undertook a detailed consultation programme, seeking the views of over 150 children and young people on the inspection process. The result is this report, published in 2005, which is the first Children's Audit Report presents children's views on CSCI inspections.
- 01 Apr 2007
- Ref 20073026
This factsheet explains how the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Children's Rights Director work with children and young people.
- 01 Apr 2004
- Ref 20074016
This is the fourth report by Ofsted on the effectiveness of the reforms to the school workforce. It shows that, compared with the findings of earlier surveys, schools are using more reliable indicators to monitor and assess the effectiveness of workforce reform.
- 05 Nov 2008
- Ref 070222
The number of children aged seven and under who are excluded from primary schools is very small and comprises a tiny proportion of children of this age from a very small proportion of schools. Nevertheless, some children of this age group are receiving fixed-period exclusions, occasionally leading to permanent exclusion. This survey explored the reasons for this and the ways in which some schools manage to avoid using exclusion. The school’s philosophy, a supportive and stable school environment, and strong relationships between the school and parents were found to be important factors in preventing very young children from being excluded.
- 24 Jun 2009
- Ref 090012
This report evaluates the impact of integrated services on children, parents and families in 20 children’s centres.
The effective integration of services is having a positive impact in terms of support for children and parents in over half of the centres visited. Three centres were judged as making an outstanding difference. Challenges remain with onward links with primary schools, in reaching the most vulnerable families and in developing data on outcomes for parents and children. The least effective partnership working seen was between the children’s centres and Jobcentre Plus.
- 10 Jul 2009
- Ref 080253
This survey report evaluates the impact of provision funded by Train to Gain on the skills and qualifications held by adult employees in England. The survey assessed the extent to which skills were improved, the quality of provision funded by Train to Gain, and the leadership and management of that provision.
- 07 Nov 2008
- Ref 070250
The importance of ICT: information and communication technology in primary and secondary schools, 2005/2008
This report is based on evidence from inspections of information and communication technology (ICT) between September 2005 and July 2008 in 177 maintained schools in England, as well as other visits to schools where good practice was identified.
Part A describes the quality of ICT education in primary and secondary schools over this period. Part B considers how tackling assessment, vocational qualifications, value for money and resources might improve ICT provision.
- 03 Mar 2009
- Ref 070035