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Pilot for a new email alerts service

We are piloting a new, free email alerts service to keep people in touch with selective new additions to the Ofsted website.

  • 28 Aug 2009

Collaboration is the key for 14–19 year olds

Schools, colleges and employers working in partnership are key to widening options for 1419 year olds and successfully introducing the new Diplomas, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills

  • 17 Aug 2009

Children in care fear being socially stigmatised

Almost 50% of children in care worry about other people knowing their background, mainly because they fear being judged, bullied or treated differently, according to the latest report by Children’s Rights Director for England, Dr Roger Morgan, published today.

  • 04 Aug 2009

Handbook for inspecting further education and skills from September 2009

Ofsted has published the Handbook for the inspection of further education and skills from September 2009.

  • 31 Jul 2009

Ofsted’s new arrangements for inspecting schools under section 5, from September 2009

Ofsted’s new arrangements for inspecting schools from the beginning of September are outlined in several documents on the website. Drafts of these documents were made available during the middle of June but they have now been replaced by the final versions.

  • 23 Jul 2009

Raising expectations for adult learners

A revised framework for the inspection of the further education and skills sector was launched today by Ofsted.

  • 23 Jul 2009

Providers challenged to ensure children and parents reap the benefit of effective family learning

A new report highlights how the best provision in family learning is boosting the skills, qualifications and confidence of children and adults in England.

  • 17 Jul 2009

Effective integration of Sure Start services has positive impact on children, parents and the community

Effective integration of services, a positive ethos and a 'can do' approach by professionals at Sure Start children’s centres are providing invaluable support for children, their families and the local community, according to Ofsted’s latest report, The impact of integrated services on children and their families in Sure Start children’s centres, published today.

  • 10 Jul 2009

Ofsted’s 2009/10 review of the framework for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities

The Government has asked Ofsted to undertake a review of special educational needs and/or disabilities provision and outcomes, which will be published during summer 2010.

  • 06 Jul 2009

Good authorities can make a real difference for young people leaving care

Flexible individual support, high aspirations and a commitment from social care staff are successfully helping young people leaving care make the transition into adulthood and independence, according to Ofsted’s latest report, Support for care leavers, published today.

  • 01 Jul 2009

Leading to excellence

Ofsted's latest report on early years and childcare focuses on leadership and management.

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