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2005

 

Maurice Smith to be Chief Inspector of Schools from January 2006

Current Director of Early Years is nominated as Chief Inspector following the announcement that David Bell has been appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education and Skills.

  • 16 Dec 2005

National strategies are having a positive impact in primary and secondary schools

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has published two reports, 'The Primary National Strategy: an evaluation of its impact in primary schools 2004/05' and 'The Secondary National Strategy: an evaluation of the fifth year'.

  • 14 Dec 2005

First joint area reviews of children's services in five local authorities published

The first joint area reviews, carried out by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and nine other inspectorates and commissions as part of a new integrated system for the inspection of local authority children's services, are published today.

  • 12 Dec 2005

First reports published from the start of the new-style college inspections

Today, the first seven college reports are published from the start of the new inspection programme that began in September 2005.

  • 09 Dec 2005

Ofsted publishes annual list of outstanding schools and colleges for 2004/05

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, David Bell, has praised 457 top schools and colleges across England in his annual list of outstanding schools and colleges, which is published today by the Office for Standards in Education.

  • 07 Dec 2005

Councils issued first assessments on quality of their services for children and young people

Annual performance assessments were carried out for the first time this year by Ofsted and the Commission for Social Care Inspection as part of a new improved system for the integrated inspection, assessment and review of children's services

  • 01 Dec 2005

Good practice in promoting race equality in schools and colleges highlighted by Ofsted

Today sees the launch of two new reports from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) which examine work on race equality in education in schools and further education (FE) colleges, including how those bodies are meeting the requirements of the Race Relations Amendment Act (RR(A)A).

  • 22 Nov 2005

Chief Inspector makes speech on vocational education to annual conference of Association of Colleges

On Thursday 19th November the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) published a package of reports on the education of 14-19 year olds to coincide with a speech by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, David Bell, at the annual conference of the Association of Colleges (AoC).

  • 18 Nov 2005

Ofsted gives evidence to the Education and Skills Select Committee

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, David Bell, and other members of the Ofsted board have given evidence to the Education and Skills Select Committee - a cross-party group of MPs.

  • 09 Nov 2005

Ofsted publishes citizenship reports

On Wednesday 2 November, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, David Bell, addressed an audience of teachers, pupils and members of the public when he delivered the Roscoe Lecture on 'Education for Democratic Citizenship' at John Moores University in Liverpool.

  • 03 Nov 2005