Ofsted in the news

Inspections in Portsmouth

This week Ofsted inspectors are conducting coordinated inspections in schools throughout the Portsmouth area.  Their brief is to look at why the area has a disproportionate number of under performing schools – and whether improvements are being made.  The quality of external support and direction given to the schools by the local authority will also be investigated and results are expected to be shared with with the local authority as well as schools, parents and the wider local public.

See more at www.edexec.co.uk

School Data Dashboard

Osfted have announced a new Data Dashboard for Schools which will show how a school is performing in the three-Rs, attendance and pupil progress measures.  This Dashboard is due to be updated annually (presently Ofsted reports are usually only made every 3 -4 years) and will be available on a single page, allowing parents to easily compare schools in their local area.

See more at www.telegraph.co.uk