Oliver Brown

Ofsted Accelerating Plan to Inspect Schools in England Sparking Fury

Headteachers among the country have strongly criticised the policy of ensuring all schools are inspected by the summer of 2025. Ofcom’s plan to accelerate inspections have been condemned by teaching unions, which have highlighted the extraordinary pressure schools are currently still under due to Covid. Headteachers have reacted with fury and disbelief to government plans, …

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Plea for £1000 Social Care Worker Bonus to Protect NHS

Pleas have been made urging government ministers to consider a £1000 bonus to prevent further care staff quitting ahead of a difficult winter. This knock on effect will put even more pressure on the NHS. The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and NHS Providers, which represents hospitals, say emergency payments would help …

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Half of Ofsted’s 4,000 ‘Outstanding’ Schools Expected to be Stripped of Grade Following Imminent Inspection Overhaul

Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of education expects the number of ‘outstanding’ schools to ‘fall from 4,133, to roughly 2,000’ following a new inspection regime which is set to overhaul education standards. The Ofsted chief said she wouldn’t be ‘surprised’ if half of schools that were once inspected and graded outstanding fail to achieve this …

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Ofsted Launches Consultation for Children’s Homes and Residential Holiday Schemes

The consultation period which runs from 2nd November to 24th January 2022 contains proposals on Ofsted’s new inspection arrangements for children’s homes and residential holiday schemes. The newly launched consultation, is regarding new arrangements for interim children’s home inspections and inspections of residential holiday schemes for disabled children (RHSDCs) Ofsted are imploring anybody with an …

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CQC publishes damning Annual Report regarding the state of the Health & Social Care Sector

The CQC annual report published on the 22nd October 2021 has highlighted the pandemics effects on the industry, which has exacerbated the inequalities in care. The report analyses the additional strain on carers which has intensified during the pandemic, including the increasing burden now placed on volunteers. Carers UK estimated in June 2020 that an …

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The National Care Forum (NCF) and UNISON have written to Health & Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, regarding the Social Care staff shortage crisis

The letter to the Health and Social Care Secretary says they’ve taken this “unprecedented step” in response to daily reports from care providers regarding the serious worker shortages. UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said “Care employees have been undervalued and ignored for too long. And the escalating staffing crisis is a consequence of this. It’s …

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Focus on access ignores the other fundamental challenges that GP’s in the UK are facing

The latest NHS announcement published on the 14th October 2021 placed a greater emphasis on the need for improving access for patients and supporting general practice with a £250m winter access fund to aid in the forthcoming November to March months. However, in a news article published the same day by the Royal College of …

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