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Ofsted websites maintenance work: Friday 1 September

Ofsted websites maintenance work: Friday 1 September

Several Ofsted websites will have limited availability early on Friday 1 September due to essential maintenance.

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Ofsted launches new point in time questionnaires

Ofsted launches new point in time questionnaires

The questionnaires are for children and young people as well as parents, carers and staff.

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Ofsted websites maintenance work: Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 August

Ofsted websites maintenance work: Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 August

Several Ofsted websites will have limited availability on 19 and 20 August 2017, when Ofsted will do essential maintenance.

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Ofsted launches point in time questionnaires

Ofsted launches point in time questionnaires

The questionnaires are for parents and carers, as well as children and young people.

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Ofsted seeking views on improved approach to short inspections

Ofsted seeking views on improved approach to short inspections

Consultation proposes changes to make the conversion process more manageable for all involved.

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Ofsted welcomes new Chair

Ofsted welcomes new Chair

HMCI Amanda Spielman welcomes Professor Julius Weinberg to Ofsted's non-executive board.

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Ofsted launches new good and outstanding logos

Ofsted launches new good and outstanding logos

Education and children's care providers can now download and use a 'Good provider' or 'Outstanding provider' logo.

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New HMCI vows to make sure Ofsted is regarded as a force for good

New HMCI vows to make sure Ofsted is regarded as a force for good

Amanda Spielman today delivered her first speech as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, and announced a new investigation into the curriculum.

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New Director for Corporate Strategy, Ofsted

New Director for Corporate Strategy, Ofsted

An announcement from Amanda Spielman, HMCI, on the appointment of a new Director for Ofsted.

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Ofsted welcomes 31 new apprentices

Ofsted welcomes 31 new apprentices

Ofsted's new apprenticeship scheme is its largest ever, and will run for 2 years across 5 offices.

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First SEND inspection outcome letters published

First SEND inspection outcome letters published

The first 2 reports about these joint inspections are about SEND services in Bolton, and Brighton and Hove.

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Online application to provide childcare unavailable 9 to 15 May

Online application to provide childcare unavailable 9 to 15 May

Ofsted will update Ofsted Online for the requirements of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

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Statement by HM Chief Inspector on the wearing of the full veil in schools

Statement by HM Chief Inspector on the wearing of the full veil in schools

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted's Chief Inspector, has made a statement on the wearing of the full veil in schools.

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Point in time questionnaires for social care services

Point in time questionnaires for social care services

Ofsted launches point in time questionnaires for social care services.

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Ofsted highlights views of children in care

Ofsted highlights views of children in care

For the first time the inspectorate has highlighted the findings of its annual survey of children living in children’s homes and foster care.

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Statement on the timing of inspections for new schools

Statement on the timing of inspections for new schools

The initial inspection for all new publicly-funded schools and other new provision will be during the third year of operation.

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First issue of 'Further education and skills inspection update' published

First issue of 'Further education and skills inspection update' published

This newsletter will be used to communicate key messages to inspectors and providers and will be published 3 times a year.

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First issue of 'Further education and skills inspection update' published

First issue of 'Further education and skills inspection update' published

This newsletter will be used to communicate key messages to inspectors and providers and will be published 3 times a year.

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September 2015 issue of 'Early Years Inspection Update' newsletter published

September 2015 issue of 'Early Years Inspection Update' newsletter published

This newsletter provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about Ofsted's inspection work in the early years sector.

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September 2015 issue of 'School Inspection Update' newsletter published

September 2015 issue of 'School Inspection Update' newsletter published

This newsletter provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about Ofsted's inspection work in schools.

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Ofsted publishes data for children's social care in England 2015

Ofsted publishes data for children's social care in England 2015

Ofsted publishes state of the nation statistical picture of children’s social care provision.

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Response to Sir Martin Narey’s report on Rainsbrook STC

Response to Sir Martin Narey’s report on Rainsbrook STC

Ofsted, HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Care Quality Commission respond to Sir Martin Narey’s report on Rainsbrook secure training centre

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Ofsted's early years report 2015 is published

Ofsted's early years report 2015 is published

Early education is better than ever but the attainment gap remains wide.

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June 2015 issue of 'School Inspection Update' newsletter published

June 2015 issue of 'School Inspection Update' newsletter published

This newsletter provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about Ofsted's inspection work in schools.

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New and updated social care forms and guidance

New and updated social care forms and guidance

Ofsted documents for social care registration and inspection of adoption support agencies, children's homes and boarding and residential schools.

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Online social care registration unavailable 31 March to 15 May

Online social care registration unavailable 31 March to 15 May

Ofsted is updating its systems for new legislation and its online social care registration service will be temporarily unavailable.

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Future of education inspection: regional launch events

Future of education inspection: regional launch events

Learn more about the changes to the way Ofsted inspects schools, further education and skills and early years provision from September at regional events.

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March issue of 'School Inspection Update' newsletter published

March issue of 'School Inspection Update' newsletter published

This newsletter provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about Ofsted's inspection work in schools.

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What do you think of your social care provider?

What do you think of your social care provider?

Online questionnaires for children’s homes, fostering services, adoption agencies and residential family centres are open until 4 May 2015.

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Finding your way around Ofsted content on GOV.UK

Finding your way around Ofsted content on GOV.UK

A quick guide on where to find our content on GOV.UK and how to access our archived content.

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Ofsted Online service resumed

Ofsted Online service resumed

Ofsted Online portal now working as normal again

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Ofsted phone lines: service resumed

Ofsted phone lines: service resumed

Ofsted's public facing phone lines are now working as normal again.

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Ofsted email alerts: important updates

Ofsted email alerts: important updates

You may need to re-subscribe in order to stay up to date with Ofsted.

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December issue of School inspection update newsletter published

December issue of School inspection update newsletter published

This newsletter provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about our inspection work in schools.

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Ofsted Annual Report 2013/14 published

Ofsted Annual Report 2013/14 published

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI), has launched Ofsted’s annual reports for schools and further education and skills.

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Ofsted begins transition to GOV.UK

Ofsted begins transition to GOV.UK

During November and December 2014 Ofsted's web presence will be migrating to GOV.UK.

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Childminder agency handbook published today

Childminder agency handbook published today

Ofsted publishes Childminder agency handbook, and the application forms that people need if they wish to apply to become an agency.

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Appointment of new Ofsted Chair

Appointment of new Ofsted Chair

The Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, today announced the appointment of David Hoare as the next Chair of Ofsted.

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New framework for inspection of children's services

New framework for inspection of children's services

Prioritising the experiences of children who need help, protection and care - a new single inspection.

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Rapid rise in school performance welcomed

Rapid rise in school performance welcomed

Over 600,000 more children now receiving a good or better education than a year ago.

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Careers guidance in schools not working well enough

Careers guidance in schools not working well enough

A report published by Ofsted finds that the arrangements for careers guidance in schools are not working well enough.

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Ofsted calls for swift improvement in pre schools and nurseries

Ofsted calls for swift improvement in pre schools and nurseries

Toughening up of early years inspections announced by Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

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Too many of England's poorest children continue to be let down by the education system

Too many of England's poorest children continue to be let down by the education system

Recommendations put forward to make a lasting difference to the prospects of thousands of ‘unseen children’ from low income backgrounds.

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Too many of our brightest children let down in the state system

Too many of our brightest children let down in the state system

Too many of the most able children and young people are underperforming in our non-selective state secondary schools, a new Ofsted report reveals.

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First authorities to undergo new school improvement inspections

First authorities to undergo new school improvement inspections

Norfolk and the Isle of Wight to be first local authorities for new inspection of school improvement

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