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Ofsted finds the need for excellent teaching in further education has never been more important

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

The importance of consistently good or better teaching, learning and assessment has never been more significant for learners in further education according to an Ofsted report published today.

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Ofsted finds the need for excellent teaching in further education has never been more important

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

The importance of consistently good or better teaching, learning and assessment has never been more significant for learners in further education according to an Ofsted report published today.

Categories: Education

Ofsted begins series of no notice school inspections

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

HM Inspectors are mounting a wave of no notice inspections of schools across every region in England, Ofsted announced today.

Around 40 schools up and down the country have been selected for the two-day unannounced inspections during a two-week window in September, under powers already available to the inspectorate.

Categories: Education

Ofsted begins series of no notice school inspections

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

HM Inspectors are mounting a wave of no notice inspections of schools across every region in England, Ofsted announced today.

Around 40 schools up and down the country have been selected for the two-day unannounced inspections during a two-week window in September, under powers already available to the inspectorate.

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Revised guidance for inspections of non-association independent schools

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

On 31 July 2014, Ofsted published the revised guidance for inspections of maintained schools and academies. We announced that we had significantly reduced the amount of published guidance for inspectors, schools and other stakeholders, and that many elements of previous guidance documents are now included in a new training programme for inspectors.

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Ofsted reports back to Wolverhampton Council following focused school inspections

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

Following the recent inspections of thirteen schools in Wolverhampton in June 2014, Ofsted has written to Wolverhampton City Council to report its findings.

The focused inspections are part of a concerted programme of action by Ofsted to establish why children in some parts of the country have a much lower chance of attending a good or better school than their peers in other similar areas.

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Ofsted reports back to Wolverhampton Council following focused school inspections

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

Following the recent inspections of thirteen schools in Wolverhampton in June 2014, Ofsted has written to Wolverhampton City Council to report its findings.

The focused inspections are part of a concerted programme of action by Ofsted to establish why children in some parts of the country have a much lower chance of attending a good or better school than their peers in other similar areas.

Categories: Education

Ofsted Further Education and Skills Annual Lecture: Securing a better future for all at 16 and beyond

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

Too many young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or their whereabouts are unknown, despite efforts to tackle the problem, Ofsted’s Director for Further Education and Skills, Lorna Fitzjohn, has said today.

Figures show that nearly 1.18 million young people aged 16 to 24 are not in full-time education, training or work. On top of this, the number of young people whose whereabouts are completely unknown is increasing.

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Ofsted Further Education and Skills Annual Lecture: Securing a better future for all at 16 and beyond

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 sec ago

Too many young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or their whereabouts are unknown, despite efforts to tackle the problem, Ofsted’s Director for Further Education and Skills, Lorna Fitzjohn, has said today.

Figures show that nearly 1.18 million young people aged 16 to 24 are not in full-time education, training or work. On top of this, the number of young people whose whereabouts are completely unknown is increasing.

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Childminder agency handbook published today

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 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.

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Revised guidance for inspections of maintained schools and academies

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 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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Ofsted publishes results of inspections of academy schools in Kemnal Academies Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust

Ofsted News Feed - 4 min 58 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 - 4 min 58 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 - 4 min 58 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 - 4 min 58 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 - 4 min 58 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 - 4 min 58 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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Benchmarking

Education Dept News - 4 min 58 sec ago

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This facility enables you to compare your school's income and expenditure profile with that of similar schools.

To understand more about the migration of the Department for Education websites, please visit Website rationalisation.

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Funding and operational guidance

Education Dept News - 4 min 58 sec ago
This section includes operational guidance and publications about the allocation of the Dedicated School Grant.
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procurement

Education Dept News - 4 min 58 sec ago
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