Young people lack an overview of history, a knowledge of chronology and the ability to connect historical areas, according to a new Ofsted report published today.
- 20 Jul 2008
Ofsted has revised its race equality scheme and will be consulting on this until the end of March 2008
- 24 Dec 2007
Children and young people have stressed that care placements should be designed so that brothers and sisters can stay together according to a new report published today by the Office of the Children's Rights Director for England (OCRD).
- 12 Dec 2007
Poetry teaching is found to be good or very good in around two thirds of schools according to a new Ofsted report
The report 'Poetry in schools: a survey of practice', 2006/07 highlights examples where schools have succeeded in enthusing and engaging pupils in poetry teaching, evaluating the strengths and shortcomings of poetry in schools.
- 07 Dec 2007
Children and young people voice their concerns over the new ContactPoint database for children in England
A new report published today by the Office of the Children's Rights Director for England (OCRD), has found that safety and confidentiality are the main issues for children and young people when asked for their views on the Government proposed rules for running the new database.
- 20 Nov 2007
TellUs2, a major online survey reveals how children view their lives and how good local authorities are at providing children's services
The survey found an overwhelmingly positive picture for most children living in England today, but with some long-standing problems and important areas needing improvement. The level of smoking, drinking and drugs misuse is significant amongst some young people, the survey, developed jointly with the Department for Children, Schools and Families and Ipsos MORI, reveals.
- 16 Nov 2007
The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2006/07
The first annual report for the new Ofsted finds a broadly positive picture across education, child care and adult skills, but warns that not enough is being done to narrow the gap and improve the care and education of disadvantaged children and young people.
- 17 Oct 2007
Teachers now able to devote more time to pupils thanks to reforms designed to reduce the time spent on paperwork according to a new report on the school workforce reforms.
- 09 Oct 2007
New report recommends that schools should monitor the take-up of school meals and identify and eliminate the factors that discourage pupils from eating them.
- 03 Oct 2007
The report finds that attendance in secondary schools is improving overall but that unauthorised absence is high.
- 21 Sep 2007