Schools, colleges, universities, and early years settings are getting ready to reopen after their Christmas breaks.
After the Everyone’s Invited movement shone a light on worrying stories of sexual abuse in our schools, we asked Ofsted to carry out a review.
Today Ofsted published its annual report from 2019/2020. Below, we explore the report's key findings, and how the Department has supported the sector this year.
Today, a report from Ofsted highlighted some of the impacts of the pandemic on schools and pupils, and therefore the importance of schools staying open during the current period of restrictions and beyond.
Yesterday, Ofsted published an update on school inspections from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. The findings show that 86% (18,773) of all schools have been rated good or outstanding, a figure that has remained the same since …
This week the Department confirmed our intention that outstanding schools and colleges should no longer be exempt from routine Ofsted inspection.
We want to make teaching attractive to the most talented graduates by recognising the prestige that we as a society place on the profession.
Parents want to know that they are making the best, most informed choices about their children’s education. Making sure that all schools are regularly inspected means they will benefit from the expert insight Ofsted provides when making these decisions.
The new Ofsted inspection framework brings a new focus to helping schools to identify challenges and improve standards. The government is fully committed to working with Ofsted to ensure that standards continue to rise in our schools.
The department will shortly consult on how best to bring Outstanding schools back into a regular cycle of inspection, so that schools and parents can have the up-to-date information they deserve about the performance and quality of the school.