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School governors and trustees say they are prepared for COVID impact

@OfstedNews and the National Governance Association (@NGAMedia) have published a study that shows the business of school governance has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ofsted visits to schools and colleges to begin this month

@OfstedNews will be visiting schools and further education and skills providers this autumn term  Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) will visit around 1,200 schools across England this autumn term, Ofsted confirmed today (2 Sept) as it published operational notes about visits to state schools, further education and skills providers (FES) and independent schools.

Dame Glenys Stacey is acting Chief Regulator of Ofqual until December 2020, as Sally Collier steps down - Sector Response

The Chief Regulator, Sally Collier, has decided that the next stage of the awarding process would be better overseen by new leadership.  The Ofqual Board has asked Dame Glenys Stacey to assume a temporary leadership role as acting Chief Regulator until December 2020, having previously served as Chief Regulator between 2011 and 2016. She will be supported by a new committee of the Ofqual Board, which will include one or more of the current Ofsted Board members. This new committee will be chaired by Amanda Spielman and will oversee the work of Ofqual to the end of the year. Roger Taylor remains Ofqual Chair.

Changes to Ofsted’s statistical reporting of inspection outcomes for state-funded schools: an analysis of the changes

Following a consultation @OfstedNews have changed their statistical methodology for reporting on inspection outcomes, and this document analyses the impact of those changes on the data.

Ofsted to visit local authorities and children’s social care providers

@Ofsted will begin visits to local authorities and children's social care providers from September 2020  Ofsted is to visit local authorities and children’s social care providers from September. The visits will provide assurance that vulnerable children are getting the help, care and protection that they need, amid concerns that some have fallen out of sight during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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