Ofsted inspection home education quotes Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

Home education quotes in Ofsted inspection reports (children’s services safeguarding December 2017 to January 2018, representing the last in the cycle of Single Inspection Framework [SIF] inspections.

Click here for Ofsted guidance to inspectors about home education.  (Many inspection reports do not appear to follow this guidance)

NB new in 2018 Ofsted is switching to a new inspection system, ILACS, which is explained here.

Manchester  21/12/17

home education not mentioned in report

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/manchester/056_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf.pdf                                 overall grade Requires Improvement



Norfolk  19/01/18

home education not mentioned in report  

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/060_Inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf.pdf                                                                                           overall grade Requires Improvement 


Doncaster 19/01/18

home education not mentioned in report
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/doncaster/059_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf%20.pdf                     overall grade Good 

Sandwell  29/01/18

The team that tracks children missing education also monitors the progress of children not in full-time education to ensure that they receive good support and make progress. In common with most local authorities, Sandwell has seen a sharp increase in the number of parents who elect to home educate their children. Increasingly, effective work with these parents has resulted in a significant increase in the number of families who now engage with the local authority and cooperate in monitoring how well their children are progressing (from 30 out of 165 families in 2016, representing 235 children, to 130 out of 262 families in 2017, representing 318 children). The local authority knows the risk that parents may use unregistered settings to support their home education, and has built closer links with community and faith groups to explain its concerns to parents to try to minimise these risks 
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/sandwell/060_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf.pdf        overall grade Inadequate

Cumbria  29/01/18

home education not mentioned in report                                        https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/local-authorities/cumbria              overall grade Requires Improvement

Somerset 29/01/18

home education not mentioned in report
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/somerset/059_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf.pdf      overall grade Requires Improvement

Buckinghamshire  29/01/18

Effective arrangements are in place to monitor both those children who are electively home educated and those who go missing from education. The local authority regularly updates thorough records. A home visitor carefully assesses educational and safeguarding arrangements for these children
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/buckinghamshire/056_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf.pdf                  overall grade Inadequate

Rotherham  29/01/18

home education not mentioned in report

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/rotherham/057_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf.pdf   overall grade Good


  1. https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/ofsted-inspection-home-education-quotes-sep-dec-2017/
  2. https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/ofsted-home-education-quotes-september-2017/
  3. https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/ofsted-home-education-quotes-january-august-2017/
  4. https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/ofsted-home-education-quotes-2016/
  5. https://edyourself.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/ofsted-new-guidance-home-education-inspections/     (June 2015-January 2016)




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