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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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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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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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Marked difference in the way Ofsted has chosen to return to the inspection of children’s homes

Ofsted confirmed on 3 December 2020 that it will not return to conducting rated visits of children’s social care providers until April 2021.  It will continue to publish reports which it states will provide commissioners with the information required to make decisions about what is going well in services and what is required to improve.  …

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