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This handbook provides guidance on inspection for inspectors and will be of use to providers of learning and skills for offenders in custody and offenders serving the whole or part of their sentence in the community.
01 Apr 2007 | HMI 70076 | HMI 070076 | Ofsted |
This Handbook provides guidance for Connexions partnerships and for inspectors on the implementation of Connexions partnerships.
18 Nov 2003 | HMI 1850 | Ofsted |
This document was originally published in July 2009 and revised in January 2010. Minor amendments have been made to clarify the safeguarding grade characteristics. Please see pages 61-65.
This handbook 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. There is a separate handbook for inspecting judicial services.
The handbook replaces all previous separate guidance for colleges and wider remit inspections, but not judicial services.
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.
The Common inspection framework for further education and skills 2009 is a summary of the key features of the full common inspection framework.
Additional guidance on inspecting employer provision has been written for employers who manage and run their own government-funded contracts and for inspectors to use during inspection of those employers.
08 Jan 2010 | HMI 090105 | Ofsted |
The handbook was republished in September 2007 with a new design and the new logo. The text has been amended in the light of the recently revised standards and requirements for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
This handbook for the inspection of initial teacher training explains how the framework will be applied in all inspections of initial teacher training that lead to QTS in the period September 2005 to July 2008. This framework has since been replaced by the 2008 single framework which covers all phases of ITE provision.
07 Sep 2007 | HMI 070191 | Ofsted |
This Handbook for the Inspection of Initial Teacher Training (the Handbook) explains how the Framework will be applied in all initial teacher training (ITT) inspections.It also shows how inspections relate to the Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (the Standards )and the Requirements for Initial Teacher Training (the Requirements ), contained in Qualifying to Teach, DfES/TTA, 2002, and other relevant legislation,such as the Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000). See also Qualifying to Teach: Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status and Requirements for Initial Teacher Training on the Teacher Training Agency's website.
01 Jan 2002 | HMI 695 | Ofsted |
In September 2004, Ofsted published a framework for the inspection of initial training of further education teachers. This handbook explains how the framework will be applied.
This framework has since been replaced by the 2008 single framework, which covers all phases of ITE provision.
06 Sep 2004 | HMI 2275 | Ofsted |
In 2002, Ofsted published a report on two of the three national training programmes for headteachers; the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and the Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers (LPSH). The report also included inspection findings on local education authority (LA) induction arrangements for newly appointed headteachers, including some elements which were funded by the third national programme; the Leadership and Management Programme for New Headteachers (Headlamp). This second report, which complements the earlier one, focuses specifically on the quality and effectiveness of Headlamp provision.
10 Sep 2003 | HMI 1763 | Ofsted |
This document was updated in April 2010.
This booklet must not be printed double-sided as it will be computer-scanned.
This form should be completed by:
- all applicants for registration as a childminder on the Early Years Register
- all childcare applicants who intend to work directly with children as part of the staff ratio
- the manager of the day-to-day running of the childcare provision
- other people specifically asked to complete it by Ofsted
- all applicants for registration to provide or manage social care services for children and/or young people.
01 Apr 2010 | HMI 080020 | Ofsted |
How to appeal: guidance for people applying to provide and those registered to provide childcare or children's social care
This leaflet explains how and when you, as someone applying to provide or already registered to provide childcare or children’s social care, can appeal against our decision to take steps that affect your registration. Please read this leaflet carefully.
If you are a registered childcare provider and you want to appeal against a suspension, please see our leaflet Suspension: information for providers, parents and carers on suspension of childcare. Or you can ask us to send you a copy by phoning our helpline (0300 123 1231).
29 Oct 2009 | HMI 090211 | Ofsted |
This leaflet tells you how and when, as someone applying to register as, or already registered as, a childcare provider, you can object to our intention to take steps that will affect your registration. Please read this leaflet carefully.
29 Oct 2009 | HMI 090212 | Ofsted |