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In March 2002, Ofsted launched a consultation paper setting out proposals for changes to school inspections from 2003. The proposals were under four broad themes: more responsive to the priorities of schools and the policies of government; more supportive of school improvement; better informed about the views of parents, pupils and the wider community; and better co-ordinated with other inspection and monitoring activity. This is the draft framework used in the consultation.
01 Mar 2002 | Ofsted |
This document was updated in September 2010 and republished in October 2010.
08 Oct 2010 | HMI 090068 | Ofsted |
This briefing is designed to assist front line customer service staff in handling parents' enquiries about when and how parents can complain to Ofsted, the type of complaints that can be considered and the action parents can expect Ofsted to take in response to a complaint.
Further information can be accessed by:
- reading Complaints to Ofsted about schools: guidance for parents; www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/070115
- visiting www.ofsted.gov.uk; the how to complain page is available via the bottom of the home page
- emailing our helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org
- calling our helpline: 0300 123 4234.
19 Sep 2007 | Ofsted |
Information for Local Education Authorities and Early Years Childcare and Development Partnerships (EYDCPS) on regulating day care in maintained and independent schools
Ofsted regulates all childcare for children under the age of eight, except where such care is exempt from registration. Until 31 August 2003, all day care provided by maintained and independent schools as part of their activities is exempt from registration. However, from 1 September, an important change will take place. Any such day care provided directly by schools will no longer be exempt. Schools are required to apply to Ofsted for registration of any day care they provide, or intend to provide.
12 Sep 2003 | Ofsted |
We regulate and inspect services for children, young adults and learners of all ages. As part of our work, we register and inspect those who provide childcare for children aged from birth up to their eighteenth birthday. We do this to help reassure parents and carers that when your children are in registered childcare they are cared for by people who are suitable.
20 Jun 2011 | HMI 080025 | Ofsted |
Mobile phones may be used in settings, as long as their use is appropriate. The use of a mobile phone must not detract from the quality of supervision and care of children.
18 Feb 2011 | HMI 110003 | Ofsted |
This is used as part of the inspection framework for independent schools, from December 2006.
Updated in September 2008.
04 Apr 2008 | HMI 20060028 | Ofsted |
This document was updated in April 2011.
This document provides guidance for inspectors on inspection methodology and procedures when inspecting the residential provision in a school either as a single activity, where it is part of the inspection of the whole school, or where the Ofsted inspection is aligned with the school inspection conducted by an independent inspectorate.
It informs maintained, non-maintained and independent boarding and residential special schools about how we inspect the residential provision they make for children and young people in their care.
11 Apr 2011 | HMI 100180 | Ofsted |
This document was updated in April 2011. Its previous title was Guidance on inspecting Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in independent schools.
For use from September 2010.
11 Apr 2011 | HMI 090056 | Ofsted |
The consultation paper issued in July 2001 by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the Teacher Training Agency (TTA) set out proposals designed to achieve a substantial reduction in the burden of inspection on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers whilst ensuring that inspection remains a spur to improve the quality of training from 2002/03 onwards. This report summarises the responses to the consultation.
30 Jan 2002 | HMI 539 | Ofsted |