Schools, colleges and employers working in partnership are key to widening options for 14–19 year olds and successfully introducing the new Diplomas, according to Implementation of 14–19 reforms, including the introduction of Diplomas. The report reveals that Her Majesty’s Inspectors found a mixed picture, but with positive features, at this relatively early stage in the Diploma programmes.
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. Care and prejudice surveyed the views of 362 children invited to take part randomly from children’s homes and foster care across the country. The report highlights the views and experiences of children living in care and the prejudices they face as a result of being in care.
Ofsted has published the Handbook for the inspection of further education and skills from September 2009. It provides guidance on inspection for inspectors and will be of use to colleges and providers of further education; work-based learning; adult and community learning; provision funded by the Department for Work and Pensions; and nextstep provision. The handbook covers inspections from September 2009. It includes reference to the new common inspection framework 2009 with new guidance on, for example, the inspection of safeguarding and equality and diversity.
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 Drafts of these documents were made available during the middle of June but they have now been replaced by the final versions.
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
The report covers the first full year of Ofsted’s wider remit.
Outstanding Providers 2007/08
The list of providers judged to be outstanding following an inspection in 2007/08 is now live. You can view the new list on the link below.
Early Years: Leading to Excellence
Ofsted's latest report on early years and childcare focuses on leadership and management.
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