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Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Speaks on How it Uses Research

On 18 January Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief iInspector, spoke at the annual lecture about how Ofsted and the education sector uses research. In this speech, Ms Spielman outlined the main reasons why Ofsted uses research and how that research is used during the inspection process. This comes after Ofsted’s announcement during an invite-only meeting with …

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Ofsted publishes new code of conduct for inspections

On 1 September 2022 Ofsted published an updated guidance on its code of conduct (“The Guidance”) which provides direction on the conduct of inspectors and the expectations they have for providers. Ofsted have stated that the primary purpose of inspection or regulation under its framework is to bring about improvement in education provision for all …

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Changes to Ofsted’s Social Care Common Inspection Framework from 1 April 2022

On 11 March 2022, Ofsted published the outcomes of a public consultation in relation to proposed changes to the Social Care Common Inspection Framework (“SCCIF”). The consultation ran from 2 November 2021 to 24 January 2022 and sought views from the public and those working in the sectors covered by the framework, on the way …

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Government Consultation on Fees and Inspection Frequency in Children’s Homes – The Rundown

The government has just published the outcome of its consultation on fees and frequency of inspection regulations 2022-2023 for children’s home providers. Between 19 November 2021 and 14 January 2022 the government consulted on: A 10% increase on current fees payable by children’s social care providers, for those providers which are not already at full …

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Ofsted backtracks and withdraws ‘intrusive’ guidance for childminders

Ofsted has withdrawn guidance which has suggested childminders should notify the watchdog if they have depression or have been bereaved following criticism that the requirement would be ‘intrusive’. The guidance, originally published on Wednesday, called for Ofsted-registered childminders, nannies or day-care providers to report “any significant events” that might affect their “suitably” to look after …

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