Ofsted suspends all routine inspections

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:53
The Secretary of State has allowed Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector to temporarily suspend all routine inspections of schools, further education, early years and social care providers.
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Routine Ofsted inspections suspended in response to coronavirus

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:47
Latest measures set out in the Government's coronavirus response
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ASCL annual conference

Ofsted News Feed - Sat, 03/14/2020 - 15:45
Sean Harford, National Director, Education, spoke at the Association for School and College Leaders' conference.
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Amanda Spielman at ResearchEd Birmingham 2020

Ofsted News Feed - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 10:21
HM Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman speaks at the ResearchEd event.
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Independent primary school managers found guilty of running additional illegal school

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 18:18
A pair responsible for managing an independent primary school have been convicted of running an additional unregistered school on the floor above.
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Ofsted seeks views on proposals to revise post-inspection arrangements

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted seeks your views on proposals to revise post-inspection arrangements across all of our work.
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Amanda Spielman at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2020

Ofsted News Feed - Mon, 03/02/2020 - 15:11
HM Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman speaks at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference at the ICC in Birmingham.
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Commentary on school funding

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:30
Amanda Spielman provides a commentary on what we found in our research into school funding and its impact on education.
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Social care commentary: creating the environment for excellence in residential practice

Ofsted News Feed - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:30
Yvette Stanley shares what a sample of consistently good and outstanding children’s homes do to maintain their success.
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Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

Ofsted News Feed - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted has sent surveys to social care providers to find out about the experiences of the children, parents, staff and professionals involved.
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Unseen evil: Sex abuse in families going under the radar, say inspectorates

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:00
Findings from our joint targeted area inspections of ‘the multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment’ summarised in report published today.
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Amanda Spielman speaking at the Royal Opera House

Ofsted News Feed - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:07
Amanda Spielman spoke at the Headteachers’ Symposium on Creativity and Education about arts subjects in schools and initial teacher education.
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Ofsted consults on changes to inspection framework for teacher training

Ofsted News Feed - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:30
Ofsted has today published a consultation on a new approach to inspecting initial teacher education (ITE).
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Amanda Spielman launches Ofsted's Annual Report 2018/19

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:31
Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman discusses the quality of education, training and care services in England at the launch of Ofsted's Annual Report today.
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Chief Inspector warns against pursuing success without substance

Ofsted News Feed - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:11
This year's annual report finds the overall quality of education and care in England is good and improving, but chief inspector warns against complacency.
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Why we do research at Ofsted

Ofsted News Feed - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 09:30
Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, summarises our reasons for carrying out our own research at Ofsted.
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Effective mentoring and a well-paced curriculum are key to high quality initial teacher education

Ofsted News Feed - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:30
Research into initial teacher education (ITE) curriculum reveals effective mentoring and prioritising the needs of a trainee are two key indicators of quality.
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Raising expectations of children and parents, high standards for teachers and tackling bad behaviour: how schools in ‘left behind’ areas can improve

Ofsted News Feed - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 00:15
415 schools in England are ‘stuck’ in a cycle of low performance and need better and more tailored support to improve, a new Ofsted report has found.
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