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School OFSTED Presentation

Update on School Ofsted Inspections


32.1    The Head of Education Standards & Achievement and Head of Service – Early Years Youth & Family Support gave a brief overview of the current situation regarding Ofsted Inspections. It was noted that no inspections had currently occurred which accounted for the lack of data available.


32.2    Councillor Hills enquired if there had been many inspections since the report was drafted.


32.3    The Head of Service – Early Years Youth & Family Support confirmed 2 inspections had taken place since.


32.4    Councillor Clare enquired of the potential implications as a result of changes and requested clarification of the further implications that led them to being marked as outstanding that were not there prior.


32.5    The Head of Service – Early Years Youth & Family Support stated that the previous definition was already hard to attain.


32.6    The Head of Education Standards & Achievement stated that a declination was likely and that many schools would have to endure 2 inspections.


32.7    The Chair noted that it appeared the goal posts were changing and stated that support would be provided where needed.


32.8    The Assistant Director – Education & Skills stated that BHCC were in a fortunate position in regard to Ofsted as schools were well placed to do well in future inspections. It was noted that nationally, few schools would be seen through this framework and that BHCC would seek to gain knowledge from other’s experiences.


32.9    Councillor Simson enquired if previous reports would state specific elements whereby if the school retained aspects previously considered outstanding.


32.10  The Head of Education Standards & Achievement confirmed that this would be the case.


32.11  AGREED – that the Committee agreed to note the presentation.

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