Consultations: Total (32)
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Ofsted has undertaken a wide-ranging consultation on the proposals for new maintained school inspection arrangements. Below you will find the consultation document and the subsequent evaluation report. The evaluation report summarises the responses to Ofsted’s consultation on the proposals for maintained school inspections from September 2009.
The original consultation
- 16 Oct 2008
- Ref 080200
A focus on improvement: proposals for further education and skills system inspections from September 2009
This consultation is now closed.
We have reviewed arrangements for the inspection of the FE and skills system to ensure that they are coherent and well matched to the needs of the user and the quality of the service, and that they develop our ability to target inspection where it will make the most difference. Our proposals for a revised Common Inspection Framework and for the inspection of colleges, work-based learning and nextstep from September 2009 are set out in this consultation document.
- 04 Nov 2008
- Ref 080132
Children’s centres provide a range of services for children and their families. They have been set up in stages from 2004, starting with the most disadvantaged communities. Between July and September 2009 Ofsted consulted on the proposed framework for the inspection of children’s centres. This report gives the results of the consultation and our proposed way forward.
- 30 Nov 2009
- Ref 090309
This consultation is now closed.
Ofsted is reviewing arrangements for the handling and investigation of concerns about our work and the conduct of our staff. We want to ensure that our approaches are closely matched to the needs of those making complaints. This consultation outlines how we propose to develop our complaints procedures. We aim to achieve a transparent process that is fair, accessible, and makes the best use of the valuable information provided by complainants to improve the service provided to children, young people and learners of all ages.
- 21 Oct 2009
- Ref 090255
Comprehensive area assessment: proposals for assessing local authority services for children and young people
This consultation is now closed. We published the responses document in February 2009.
Ofsted’s vision is to raise standards and improve lives.
This consultation seeks views on proposals for assessing children’s services and Ofsted’s inspection of services for children in care and safeguarding as part of the new Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA).
If you want to know more about the overall CAA proposals see the joint inspectorate consultation below.
- 30 Sep 2008
- Ref 080187
Comprehensive Area Assessment: stakeholder responses to Ofsted’s consultation on its contribution to comprehensive area assessment
Ofsted published its proposals for assessing local authority children’s services and inspecting safeguarding and services for looked after children in September 2008.
This evaluation report summarises the responses to the formal consultation process on the new proposals for Ofsted’s contribution to comprehensive area assessment, including safeguarding and looked after children inspections, from April 2009.
- 06 Feb 2009
The calendar will be updated regularly. Completed consultations will be kept for a year so people can refer back to the findings.
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- 21 Apr 2010
This consultation is now closed
- 01 Jun 2008
- Ref 080099
The Education and Inspections Act 2006 requires us to carry out our work in ways that encourage the services we inspect and regulate to be user focused. In response to this duty, a new user and stakeholder engagement strategy has been developed. The development of this strategy has been shaped by consulting with a wide range of Ofsted’s users, providers and stakeholders between February and June 2008. This report outlines the responses to the consultation.
- 16 Dec 2008
- Ref 080297
Ofsted has commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research to evaluate the new arrangements for school inspection introduced under section 5 of the Education Act 2005. In this pilot study the NFER reports on schools' responses to the changed system. The vast majority of respondents were satisfied with the new inspection, and many found it less stressful than the previous system. Self-assessment, now incorporated into the process, was seen by most as an integral part of school improvement.
A follow-up survey was published in April 2009.
- 21 Jul 2006
- Ref 20060721