Inspection reports were published by Ofsted for 4 local authorities on November 25th 2016. Home education was mentioned in all reports.
This blog post analyses what is currently happening with LAs rated inadequate by Ofsted.
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, 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.
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
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