Ofsted’s Chief Inspector discussed apprenticeships and the factors that affect high-quality training.
School inspections and industrial action
How we are planning school inspections to avoid strike days.
Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities who have fallen behind with reading
A blog focused on pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who are not reading fluently.
A blog on what the children’s social care point-in-time surveys are and how we use the results.
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, spoke at the launch of the art and design research review at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Art should command an important place in every school
Ofsted has published its latest curriculum research review, this time looking at art education in schools.
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News and communications
- Statement from His Majesty’s Chief Inspector
- Amanda Spielman at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2023
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- Consultation on Ofsted’s role in the Online Education Accreditation Scheme
- Introducing a separate judgement about care leavers within the inspection of local authority children’s services (ILACS)
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