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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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Who’s Right, Who’s wrong – Should COVID-19 Vaccines be Mandatory?

Following speculation and reports that the Secretary of State has decided to mandate Covid 19 vaccination for NHS workers, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following: “The Covid vaccination programme has been a huge success with almost 45 million over 16s fully vaccinated In the UK, showing that overall …

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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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