what are short inspections?

Ofsted have announced that from September 2015 as part of their new Common Inspection Framework (CIF), schools and FE providers rated good at their last inspection will undergo a short inspection. These short inspections will take place approximately every three years and will last for a duration of one day for schools and up to…

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e-Safety and Social Media

Ofsted and Online Safety Since September 2012, Ofsted have been inspecting online safety when reviewing a school’s safeguarding provision.  With the introduction of the new Common Inspection Framework (CIF) in September 2015, the onus is on creating a ‘culture of vigilance’ in schools and obviously, this still includes keeping children safe online. Changes in Terminology Documentation now…

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Is the safeguarding training in your school up to date?

Is the safeguarding training in your school up to date? You’re probably already aware that the new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework came into effect from 1st September 2015. What you may not be quite so familiar with is how this impacts upon the way in which Ofsted will inspect and comment upon your school’s safeguarding:…

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