News Archive

News Archive

New official statistics released

Ofsted has released its first official statistics about the outcomes of inspections in learning and skills providers, social care providers and children's centres.

  • 01 Jul 2011

Education committee publishes responses on report into work of Ofsted

Ofsted welcomes the publication today by the Education Committee - The role and performance of Ofsted: Responses from the Government and Ofsted to the Second Report of the Committee, Session 2010-12.

  • 28 Jun 2011

Learning lessons from School Sport Partnerships

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

Off-site education for children at risk of exclusion needs better monitoring - Ofsted

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

Ofsted - Latest school inspection outcome figures released

Ofsted today published the results of school inspections carried out during the autumn term and spring terms 2010/11.

  • 15 Jun 2011

Vocational courses failing to develop students’ understanding of business

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

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

Children in care give their Messages for Munro

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

Ofsted response to the outcome of the Sharon Shoesmith judicial review appeal

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert said:

“I am pleased that Ofsted has comprehensively won this case and that the original judicial review judgement in our favour has been upheld in every aspect on appeal."

  • 27 May 2011

Highly mobile armed forces children need better support

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