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  • School inspections: a guide for parents and carers

    A leaflet for parents and carers of children whose school is due for inspection. It gives information on why, how long and when we inspect, and also how parents and carers can share their views.

  • The framework for school inspection from January 2012

    This framework sets out how the general principles and processes of inspection are applied to maintained schools and several other types of school in England. (Draft framework reference number: 110128)

  • A good education for all

    Proposals for amended inspection arrangements for maintained schools and academies, further education and skills and initial teacher education from September 2012 – for consultation.

Latest news: Schools

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    07 Feb 2012

    To coincide with Safer Internet Day on 7 February, we highlight one of our survey reports, The safe use of technologies, which was published in February 2010.

  • Ofsted releases materials for history coordinators

    27 Jan 2012

    Ofsted today released new resources to support the improvement of teaching and learning in history in schools.

  • Changes to independent school inspection - Ofsted consultation

    24 Jan 2012

    Ofsted has launched a consultation for its inspection of all ‘non-association’ independent schools in England. Changes proposed for September 2012 are intended to raise expectations for further improvement in the performance of these schools, for the benefit of children, parents and carers.

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