Dan Lambert, HMI, recalls a recent section 8 inspection and writes about the day.
Parents are an important element of the SEND local area inspections explains Matthew Barnes, HMI and Specialist Adviser, SEND.
Paul Cocker, HMI, explains what happens during a further education and skills four day inspection.
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission carry out joint local area SEND inspections. Matthew Barnes, Specialist Adviser, SEND, explains and debunks some myths.
I hope you are all looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the holiday period; I know I am. One of the last items on my desk before the break was the sign-off of the latest update to the school …
Matthew Barnes, HMI Specialist Adviser, SEND, on the local area SEND inspections and Ofsted's joint working with the Care Quality Commission.
Paul Joyce, Ofsted's Deputy Director, Further Education and Skills, on a new consultation on visits for 'requires improvement' further education and skills providers. He encourages those affected to make their views known.
Sarah Hubbard, HMI and National Lead for English, on the English curriculum and the findings of Ofsted's recent research into it.
Dan Owen, HMI, on conducting a short inspection of a school with a significant number of pupils who speak English as an additional language.
Sean Harford, National Director, Education, on Ofsted's research programme about the school curriculum and the preliminary findings so far.