Archive of news items by year and month.
No notice inspections proposed as Ofsted puts the child’s experience at the heart of local children’s service inspection
Today, Ofsted launches a consultation on changes to the inspection of local authority children’s services. The proposals focus on the child’s journey as a key element in the inspection of child protection and for children in care. Through inspection, the changes aim to improve the services children receive and how these impact on their lives.
- 27 Jul 2011
This autumn, Ofsted will trial some unannounced monitoring visits of satisfactory schools where behaviour is a weakness. The trial will help determine whether unannounced visits are workable and give a clearer picture of behaviour in schools. The results will inform our future monitoring visits to schools where there is a significant need to improve behaviour.
- 14 Jul 2011
Nurture groups can make a considerable difference to the behaviour and social skills of children who might otherwise be at risk of exclusion according to a new report from Ofsted. However, schools should ensure that pupils in these groups are making academic as well as social and emotional progress.
- 12 Jul 2011
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
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
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
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 today published the results of school inspections carried out during the autumn term and spring terms 2010/11.
- 15 Jun 2011
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