safeguarding blog part four

In the fourth instalment of our short series on Ofsted and safeguarding, we look at what Ofsted expect children to know in relation to safeguarding, and give you some further reading on safeguarding topics .  Don’t worry if you’ve missed the previous instalments as they can be accessed here: Part One Part Two Part Three Children and safeguarding Children should…

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safeguarding blog part three

In the third instalment of our short series on Ofsted and safeguarding, we explore the role school governors play.  Don’t worry if you’ve missed the previous instalments as they can be accessed here: Part One Part Two What do governors need to know? Governors are responsible for ensuring that policies are put in place and…

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safeguarding blog part two

In the second part of our short series on Ofsted and safeguarding, we look at what the adults working in schools need to know.  Don’t worry if your missed Part 1, as you can access it here. What do adults working in a school or education setting need to know about safeguarding? Safeguarding policies should…

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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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safeguarding in schools

  Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm or neglect. It also includes health and safety, well-being and meeting the needs of children with medical conditions, or those who may need intimate care. It applies to school and school activities, including educational visits. Over the next few blogs, we explore some of…

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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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If Ofsted were to call your school right now, could you honestly say that all staff have received up to date safeguarding training? Most schools provide a rigorous child protection training sessions or sessions in September, but what about staff that start later in the year? Ofsted expect to see that all staff have received…

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