Tag Archives: Ofsted

Let’s compare School and Port inspections


A recent written question by Karl Turner who is the Shadow Transport Minister was presumably aimed at his opposite number, Chris Grayling. However Chris chose to let his junior Minister Nusrat Ghani answer the question. The question was “To ask … Continue reading

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The Government needs to pay proper attention to schools


News has recently emerged both locally and nationally of how educational establishments have been assessed as being poor performers by Ofsted. However one of the contexts for this is that when Schools are judged as ‘outstanding’ they are removed from … Continue reading

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OFSTED is failing but Parliament leads the way!


At the end of last week the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee published a report on their concerns about the failings of OFSTED or the OFfice for STandards in EDucation. The Chair of the PAC, Meg Hillier stated: “Cuts to Ofsted’s … Continue reading

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Fine words from the Head of Ofsted


Amanda Spielman is the head of Ofsted and yesterday she spoke at the Pre-school Learning Alliance annual conference. The words below are her opening and closing remarks which help to explain how vital Pre Schools and Nurseries are in our … Continue reading

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The vital need to inspect Children’s Centres


According to its own website: “Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. … Continue reading

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When does the DfE get inspected?


The impact of an Ofsted inspection is huge on the education provider concerned, irrespective of what level of education the provider offers. The same is true of the inspections carried out by a body known as ISI who carry out … Continue reading

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Critical path in stopping Domestic Abuse


On Tuesday a report into Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence was jointly published by a number of national inspection agencies entitled “The multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse”. The report raises a number of vital issues yet appears to have … Continue reading

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