The two latest reports take a look at good practice in colleges in hospitality and catering, hairdressing and beauty therapy.
- 27 Mar 2009
Engaging young people draws upon evidence from local authority youth services inspections which took place as part of Ofsted’s joint area reviews of children’s and young people’s services from 2005 to 2008.
- 25 Mar 2009
In April 2007 the new Ofsted brought together 39 different regulatory and inspection systems, each with its own processes, and although many of these were similar, there was significant variation in how we inspected across the various remits.
We have reviewed our practices and produced a framework to promote improvement in the services we inspect, improve engagement with providers and users, provide greater consistency and integration to our inspection and regulation and target inspection resources where they will have the greatest impact.
- 09 Mar 2009
Today is World Maths Day and Ofsted has launched of two booklets to help teachers improve pupils’ understanding of mathematics and give them confidence in using the subject in everyday life.
- 04 Mar 2009
Government investment and better planning have contributed to improvement in the quality of school ICT lessons, yet not all pupils are benefiting, according to The importance of ICT: information and communication technology in primary and secondary schools 2005/8.
- 03 Mar 2009
The report, Professional development for citizenship teachers and leaders, finds the impact of citizenship courses on schools is good or outstanding, with a positive overall effect on schools’ ethos and pupils’ understanding.
- 26 Feb 2009
The report Future rules, published by the Children’s Rights Director for England, is the outcome of a national conference, where 136 young people in care and care leavers gave their views on a range of subjects relating to regulations that will affect their future.
- 25 Feb 2009
Twelve outstanding secondary schools - Excelling against the odds showcases schools in challenging circumstances that have been rated as 'outstanding' in at least two inspections and examines the elements that have created this success.
- 24 Feb 2009
The initial training of further education teachers presents an overview of the 2004–2008 inspection cycle of initial teacher training for further education, including national awarding body qualifications.
- 23 Feb 2009
A new report and DVD from Ofsted showcases the best arts and media provision in colleges, placing an emphasis on creativity and innovation to equip today’s students with the skills to succeed.
- 20 Feb 2009