Archive of news items by year and month.
Children’s Rights Director, Roger Morgan, publishes his latest report on children’s experiences in care and finds that the longer children stay in care the more likely it is that all contact with their parents, siblings and friends are lost. Once children have been in care for over two years, they have much less contact with their birth family and for those who have been in care for over six years all contact is most likely to be lost.
- 17 Dec 2009
Ofsted has today released the findings of a three-year inspection programme looking at improvement in education for sustainable development in a selection of schools.
- 16 Dec 2009
Having an effective programme in place for gifted and talented pupils is not elitist. Schools that ensure all pupils, including gifted and talented, are suitably challenged find that all pupils benefit.
- 11 Dec 2009
Ofsted today publishes the outcomes of the new annual children’s services ratings which look at performance in 152 local authorities in England for 2009.
- 09 Dec 2009
A year on from the first national annual survey of children’s views of being in care or living in residential education and the picture is a mixed one. Over nine out of ten children (92%) feel safe in the home they live in and 90% thought their care was good. However, over three quarters of children in care (76%) have been separated from brothers and sisters who live in different care placements and one in five (20%) continue to be bullied for being in care.
- 03 Dec 2009
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2008/09
A picture of overall improvement in care, education and skills in England is revealed in Ofsted’s Annual Report, launched today by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert.
- 24 Nov 2009
An Ofsted report published today showcases 12 outstanding special schools that excel at providing for very vulnerable children and young people. It shows how these schools deal with complex special educational needs, behavioural difficulties, disabilities and pupils excluded from mainstream schools.
- 20 Nov 2009
Children in care tell the Children’s Minister to give us our voice, a choice and remember we are individual people
Separated from your siblings and losing touch with them, not being adequately supported by social workers and often moving from one carer to the next are just some of the concerns voiced by children in care.
The report, Children’s messages to the Minister, published today, gives first-hand accounts of children and young people in care. Produced by the Children’s Rights Director for England, Roger Morgan, the report is to be presented to delegates at the Government’s conference 'Taking stock of the children’s care system' on 16 November.
- 16 Nov 2009
Ofsted has published a review of the impact of Train to Gain. The report finds that Train to Gain continues to give employees the opportunity to secure nationally recognised qualifications and improves their motivation in the workplace.
- 06 Nov 2009
Independent faith schools give pupils a strong sense of personal worth and help them understand the importance of being a good citizen according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
- 22 Oct 2009