Ofsted have produced a newsletter which provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about how their inspection work in early years settings. If you are a Childminder or an early years provider you may find it  interesting and helpful to read what the inspectors are told to look for and how they are  to go…

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An article in Nursery World looks a the new Ofsted inspection framework for early years settings.  Some of the duties, responsibilities and focus highlighted in the article include: Robust recruitment processes including DBS (formely CRB) checks for all staff. Managers will be invited to carry out a joint observation during an Ofsted inspection Three key judgements areas:…

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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…

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Ofsted are now inspecting e-Safety practice within schools as part of every school’s safeguarding arrangements and from September 2012 all schools are now required to demonstrate to Ofsted that they are providing the following: – Annual e-Safety training for all school staff. – A whole organisational approach to e-Safety, with shared responsibility. – A move…

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