Press and media
An Ofsted report launched today, picking out the lessons learned from School Sport Partnerships, says schools should build strong partnerships with sports clubs, community groups and other local organisations to stimulate participation and competition in the variety of PE and sports on offer and engage children at risk of adopting unhealthy lifestyles.
- 24 Jun 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011–28
Alternative provision outside school, which is used to prevent exclusion and re-engage students in their education, should be better monitored by schools and pupil referral units so it can be used more effectively, according to an Ofsted report published today.
- 21 Jun 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-27
Ofsted today published the results of school inspections carried out during the autumn term and spring terms 2010/11.
- 15 Jun 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-09
An Ofsted report on economics, business and enterprise education has found that some students achieving good results on vocational business courses are failing to develop appropriate levels of knowledge, understanding and higher level skills.
- 08 Jun 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-25
Putting the needs of children first: Ofsted consultation on inspection of adoption and fostering agencies
Today Ofsted launches a consultation on its proposals for inspection of adoption and fostering agencies. The proposals focus on the experiences of and outcomes for children. The consultation gives an opportunity for contributors to help refine and develop an inspection system that will assure quality and support improvement.
- 07 Jun 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-24
Today the Children’s Rights Director, Dr Roger Morgan, publishes the Messages for Munro report which finds that children in care feel social workers must do more to listen and consider their views.
- 02 Jun 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-23
Service children who face regular moves from home and school can suffer high levels of anxiety and stress, especially when their parents deploy to armed conflicts overseas, according to an Ofsted report launched today.
- 20 May 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-22
School governing bodies that clearly understand their roles and responsibilities, build productive relationships with school leaders, know their schools well and use the views of parents, pupils and the wider community are best equipped to drive improvement in their schools.
Inspectors visited 14 schools where governance was judged outstanding and the report ‘School governance: Learning from the best’ identifies the key characteristics of those governing bodies.
- 18 May 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-21
An Ofsted report launched today, looking at best practice in English teaching in schools, says that teaching held in check by an inappropriate or dull curriculum will not inspire pupils or generate high standards.
Each one of 12 outstanding schools inspected for the survey was found to provide an innovative or creative curriculum for English explicitly and successfully designed around the particular needs of their pupils. Excellent team work, collaboration and sharing of best practice generated a consistency of approach especially in the crucial area of the quality of teaching.
All the schools featured in the report, ‘Excellence in English. What we can learn from 12 outstanding schools’, face challenging conditions but all have enabled pupils to make very good progress in English.
- 13 May 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011 – 20
The latest report from the Children’s Rights Director, Dr Roger Morgan, reveals that nearly half (43%) of the children in care consulted believe they would not have needed to come into the system had they received more support. However, just under a third of those who responded to the survey (36%) reported that even with additional support for them and their families, they would still have needed to enter into care.
Children on the edge of care gives direct accounts of children’s own experience and their views about coming into care and returning home. The survey consulted 122 children across the country on what could be done to help them and the support needed to face these circumstances.
- 12 May 2011
- Ref no: NR- 2011-19