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Ofsted inspections to be done remotely until half term

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 17:31
All planned inspection activity will be carried out remotely until after the February half term.
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Ofsted publishes short guide to what works well in remote education

Ofsted News Feed - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 10:26
Ofsted has published some advice to help school and college leaders and teachers develop their remote education offer.
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Childcare providers: telling Ofsted about significant events

Ofsted News Feed - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 09:30
From the end of January 2021, childminders, nurseries and all other childcare providers must use an online notification form to tell us about significant events.
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Letter from Amanda Spielman to the Secretary of State for Justice about Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

Ofsted News Feed - Fri, 12/18/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted's Chief Inspector sets out the intention to invoke the urgent notification process for Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre, along with findings from recent visits.
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Inspectorates - urgent action needed at Rainsbrook

Ofsted News Feed - Fri, 12/18/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted, HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), and Care Quality Commission (CQC) have issued an urgent notification for Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre.
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COVID-19 isolation having detrimental impact on children’s education and welfare, particularly the most vulnerable

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted publishes the third and final set of reports looking at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people.
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HMCI commentary: findings from visits in November

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 09:30
Amanda Spielman discusses what we found in our November visits to education and children’s social care providers.
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Joint working improving children’s access to mental health services

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 12/09/2020 - 11:45
A new joint report shows that more children with mental health needs are getting the right support at the right time.
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Ofsted to carry out thematic survey on T levels

Ofsted News Feed - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted will carry out a survey to report on the implementation of T levels and the T-level transition programme in their first 2 years of operation.
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Ofsted: phased return to inspections

Ofsted News Feed - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 00:00
Ofsted’s return to inspection in 2021 will happen in phases, with no graded inspections for education or social care providers planned before the summer term.
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Amanda Spielman launches Ofsted's Annual Report 2019/20

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 13:13
The Chief Inspector spoke at the launch of Ofsted's 2019 to 2020 Annual Report on education, children's services and skills.
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Ofsted warns of risk to children ‘out of sight’ during pandemic

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:00
The Chief Inspector of Education and Children’s Social Care has warned that the invisibility of vulnerable children as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic should be a matter of national concern.
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Capacity in foster care stalling, despite rising demand

Ofsted News Feed - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 16:55
The number of fostering places and carers only increased slightly this year, despite demand being at its highest, new data shows.
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Ofsted announces new early years inspection arrangements

Ofsted News Feed - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:08
A new approach to inspecting early years providers will give good and outstanding providers more consistency while prioritising providers rated less than good.
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Ofsted: Children hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic are regressing in basic skills and learning

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 00:00
Ofsted has today published its second report on the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic across the sectors it inspects and regulates.
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HMCI commentary: findings from visits in October

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 11/10/2020 - 00:00
Amanda Spielman discusses what we found in our visits to education and children’s social care providers during October.
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Amanda Spielman at NCASC 2020

Ofsted News Feed - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 12:11
Ofsted's Chief Inspector gave a speech at the online National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference.
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New Ofsted report highlights need to get matching right

Ofsted News Feed - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted’s study highlights the importance of getting foster matches right for children’s futures, as well as keeping foster carers in the system.
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Ofsted consults on new approach to Cafcass inspections

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 09:30
We've launched a new consultation on how we plan to inspect Cafcass from 2021: stakeholders can give their views until 11 November.
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Ofsted: School leaders determined pupils won’t become 'the COVID generation'

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 10/06/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted has published the first reports on how schools and children’s homes are addressing the needs of children at this time.
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