Tag Archives: Birmingham

Intervention Level In Authorities Rated Inadequate by Ofsted

This blog post analyses what is currently happening with  LAs rated inadequate by Ofsted.

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Checklist LAs Ofsted inadequate + relevant links

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Ofsted Local Authority Safeguarding Children Extremism Radicalisation

On July 8th 2016 Ofsted published an Advice Letter from Sir Michael Wilshaw to Secretary of State Nicky Morgan. The first part of the letter relates specifically to Birmingham. Sir Michael then goes on to consider WIDER issues safeguarding. Sir Michael wants the Government to conclude its proposed reforms to track children coming out of school and also  to “support” Ofsted in additional monitoring of local councils where children are at risk of extremism and radicalisation.  Continue reading

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Illegal Schools, Home Education

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector of Schools, has written to Nicky Morgan on a number of occasions about illegal schools, most recently on May 16th 2016. Sometimes Sir Michael also mentions home education in this context. BBC article May 16th.

“Illegal schools” are schools which meet the criteria for registering as independent schools but the proprietors have opted NOT to register. Continue reading

Outstanding Ofsted for the Tri-borough

At the end of March 2016 Ofsted published separate inspection reports for the tri-borough authorities of  Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Westminster and Kensington were rated “outstanding” while Hammersmith was rated “good.” These were  the first “outstanding” verdicts since the new Single Inspection Framework (SIF) was introduced, which led one Director of Children’s Services to say “now we know what Outstanding is” Continue reading

Home Education Birmingham Scrutiny Committee

Education and Vulnerable Children Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 20 January 2016 (Wed, 20th Jan 2016 – 2:00 pm)

My scribbled notes (NOT a transcript)  Continue reading