Schools positive about new system of school inspection

Ofsted has published three reports that evaluate the system of school inspection that was introduced in September 2005.

  • 21 Jul 2007

Ofsted to reduce inspection for top schools after strong support from the education sector

Lighter touch inspections will be introduced for high performing schools from September 2006, following strong support for the proposal in a recent public consultation undertaken by Ofsted.

  • 22 Jun 2007

London schools have improved dramatically

New Ofsted report examines the improvements in the capital's schools and looks at the impact of the London Challenge project.

  • 05 Dec 2006

Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools published

Christine Gilbert has launched her first annual report and outstanding providers list as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools.

  • 22 Nov 2006

Ofsted announces move to proportionate independent school inspections

Following a very positive response to the national consultation, Ofsted will introduce shorter and more frequent inspections of non-association independent schools from 2007.

  • 17 Nov 2006

Unsatisfactory behaviour is best tackled as part of a whole-school improvement programme

Ofsted reports that the most successful approach to combating unsatisfactory behaviour in schools is to tackle it as part of a coherent school improvement programme rather than dealing with it in isolation.

  • 03 Nov 2006

Annual performance assessments published today

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) are today publishing the second round of annual performance assessments (APA) for 102 local authorities.

  • 01 Nov 2006

More than nine in ten parents support school inspection

The overwhelming majority of parents say they are in favour of school inspections according to a new research study.

  • 24 Oct 2006

Young Apprenticeships prove successful alternative to traditional Key Stage 4 provision

Ofsted has published 'Evaluation of the Young Apprenticeships programme'. Young Apprenticeships programmes are proving to be a successful alternative to the traditional Key Stage 4 curriculum.

  • 20 Oct 2006

Ofsted action takes 10,000 children out of inadequate care

New report proves the value of inspection in improving the quality of childcare in England.

  • 15 Sep 2006