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Praise for raising the profile of HE's 'unsung heroes'

Award for raising the profile of over 700 technical staff at The University of Nottingham.
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Childminder agency handbook published today

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Today marks the publication of our new Childminder agency handbook, along with the application forms that people will need if they wish to apply to become an agency.

Taken together these documents provide guidance to those wishing to become agencies about how to apply, as well as information on how Ofsted will regulate agencies once they are registered.

We will publish further information about our inspection of childminder agencies before we begin our first round of inspections early next year.

Categories: Education

Revised guidance for inspections of maintained schools and academies

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Ofsted has significantly reduced, by over 275 pages, the amount of guidance it publishes for inspectors, schools and other stakeholders. Many elements of previous guidance are now included in a new training programme for inspectors.

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Education Dept News - 36 min 39 sec ago
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Education Dept News - 36 min 39 sec ago
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Ofsted publishes results of inspections of academy schools in Kemnal Academies Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Today Ofsted has published the outcome letter for the recent focused inspection of academy schools in Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

Her Majesty’s Inspectors carried out a series of inspections of academies within the Trust because of wider concerns about schools’ performance within the chain. Of the 39 schools in the Trust, less than half are good. There are no longer any outstanding academies in the chain.

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Ofsted publishes results of inspections of academy schools in Kemnal Academies Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Today Ofsted has published the outcome letter for the recent focused inspection of academy schools in Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT).

Her Majesty’s Inspectors carried out a series of inspections of academies within the Trust because of wider concerns about schools’ performance within the chain. Of the 39 schools in the Trust, less than half are good. There are no longer any outstanding academies in the chain.

Categories: Education

Pupil premium starting to make a positive difference in many schools

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

The head of Ofsted today welcomed new evidence showing that the pupil premium is boosting the education prospects of poorer children in a growing number of schools.

The inspectorate has today published a progress report on how well schools in England are using the extra funding they receive to raise the attainment of their more disadvantaged pupils.

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Pupil premium starting to make a positive difference in many schools

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

The head of Ofsted today welcomed new evidence showing that the pupil premium is boosting the education prospects of poorer children in a growing number of schools.

The inspectorate has today published a progress report on how well schools in England are using the extra funding they receive to raise the attainment of their more disadvantaged pupils.

Categories: Education

Ofsted publishes updated action plan following Stanbridge Earls School case

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

In June 2013 Ofsted completed its review of the inspection history of Stanbridge Earls School. The review concluded that each of the inspections conducted during the period examined was problematic but for different reasons. The review made 20 recommendations, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector accepted these and commissioned responsible officers to develop and implement a relevant action plan.

Today [26th June 2014] Ofsted publishes the review findings with an updated action plan, which confirms the actions that Ofsted has taken in response to the review.

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Integrated inspections to assess the contribution of all professionals to the help, care and protection of children and young people

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Today sees the consultation launch of the targeted programme of integrated inspections. This marks a major step forward in the way that the contribution of local agencies is assessed with regards to the help, care and protection of children, young people and families.

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Integrated inspections to assess the contribution of all professionals to the help, care and protection of children and young people

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Today sees the consultation launch of the targeted programme of integrated inspections. This marks a major step forward in the way that the contribution of local agencies is assessed with regards to the help, care and protection of children, young people and families.

Categories: Education

Competitive school sport: going the extra mile

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Students in the state school system deserve the same opportunities to excel at competitive sport as those in the independent sector, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said today.

In the report Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport, Ofsted finds that schools with high sporting standards have similarly high expectations in the classroom. Both help to cultivate an environment in which pupils excel.

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Competitive school sport: going the extra mile

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Students in the state school system deserve the same opportunities to excel at competitive sport as those in the independent sector, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said today.

In the report Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport, Ofsted finds that schools with high sporting standards have similarly high expectations in the classroom. Both help to cultivate an environment in which pupils excel.

Categories: Education

Providers across England are doing valuable work to promote family learning, Ofsted finds

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

To highlight Adult Learners’ Week (14-20 June), Ofsted today has published seven case studies highlighting excellent examples of good practice in family learning which community and skills providers, schools and other organisations have developed across England. The case studies are part of a joint initiative between Ofsted and The National Institute of Adult Continuing Learning (NIACE).

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Providers across England are doing valuable work to promote family learning, Ofsted finds

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

To highlight Adult Learners’ Week (14-20 June), Ofsted today has published seven case studies highlighting excellent examples of good practice in family learning which community and skills providers, schools and other organisations have developed across England. The case studies are part of a joint initiative between Ofsted and The National Institute of Adult Continuing Learning (NIACE).

Categories: Education

Significant concerns over North East Lincolnshire Council school improvement support

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Schools in North East Lincolnshire need more effective support from their local authority, Ofsted said today.

Ofsted brought forward inspections for seven schools which were to be visited by inspectors in the current academic year. Inspectors phoned another 11 schools for a survey in which they were asked about local authority support. Schools were asked how well North East Lincolnshire Council knows their school; what measures are in place to support and challenge them; and what is the impact of the local authority’s support.

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Significant concerns over North East Lincolnshire Council school improvement support

Ofsted News Feed - 36 min 39 sec ago

Schools in North East Lincolnshire need more effective support from their local authority, Ofsted said today.

Ofsted brought forward inspections for seven schools which were to be visited by inspectors in the current academic year. Inspectors phoned another 11 schools for a survey in which they were asked about local authority support. Schools were asked how well North East Lincolnshire Council knows their school; what measures are in place to support and challenge them; and what is the impact of the local authority’s support.

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Education Dept News - 36 min 39 sec ago
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