Let me begin by wishing you all a very happy New Year. I hope you had the opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries over the holiday period.
As we come towards the end of the autumn term it is worth reflecting on the revisions to the government’s Keeping children safe in education guidance that were made this September.
With children under the age of five being cared for and taught in a range of different settings, often with slightly differing regulatory requirements, it’s not surprising that we frequently get questions about expectations around safeguarding.
Sean Harford, National Director, Education, on the detail of short (section 8) inspections.
Welcome to Ofsted’s new blog focusing on developments in education inspection. We’re launching it at a time where we’re making radical changes to the way we inspect.