Ofsted’s latest survey highlights the challenges local authorities face in identifying and tracking children who are missing from education. Children missing from education, and whose whereabouts become unknown, not only risk failing academically but are also potentially vulnerable to physical, emotional and psychological harm.
- 17 Aug 2010
Some children and young people in secure care are being placed as far away as 200 miles from their families, damaging their chances of receiving coordinated support, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
- 12 Aug 2010
Ofsted’s first national annual survey of social workers’ views, Safeguarding and looked after children, with responses from over 4,000 practitioners, is published today. The survey is issued alongside a report on the views of over 1,500 third sector organisations who provide services for children and young people across most local authorities in England.
These surveys provide a window on the views and experience of front line staff as they work to safeguard and protect children.
- 28 Jul 2010
Most schools are equipping children and young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly, a report published by Ofsted today has found.
- 23 Jul 2010
Targeted support from local authorities and their partners is helping to meet the needs of vulnerable young people, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. However, the report finds that local authorities have made limited progress in involving voluntary, community and private groups in providing youth services, and that the focus on providing services for ‘at risk’ young people risked undermining the youth activities available to all young people.
- 20 Jul 2010
Equipping people with the skills for work – Ofsted highlights the ingredients of work-based learning success
An Ofsted report published today showcases 12 outstanding work-based learning providers that excel at providing apprenticeships, NVQs and other vocational qualifications for young people and adults.
- 14 Jul 2010
An Ofsted report on food in schools launched today shows that most pupils have a good understanding of what makes up a healthy diet. It also finds that in the majority of schools visited, food is attractive, nutritious and well prepared.
- 25 Jun 2010
Zenna Atkins has today announced her intention to stand down from her position as Chairman of Ofsted as of 31 August 2010. Her decision has been notified to the Secretary of State for Education.
- 25 Jun 2010
Local authorities need more information and understanding about home education to provide effective support for children educated at home, a report published by Ofsted today reveals.
- 17 Jun 2010
Ofsted today released official data showing outcomes for the first two terms of the new school inspection framework which was introduced in September last year. The new inspection regime reflects Ofsted’s continued drive to focus inspection where it is most needed, with earlier inspection and greater attention on weaker schools, and less frequent inspection of the best.
- 16 Jun 2010