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More Than 10,000 Young People Attend Derbyshire’s Largest Careers Festival
October 1, 2019
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More than 10,000 young people visited the Derbyshire Skills Festival this year – the largest careers event in the county.

This year’s Derbyshire Skills Festival included 3 events – 2 were held at Derby Arena and the other at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield.

Skills Fest 2019 edited

Young people and their parents and carers met representatives from colleges, sixth forms, apprenticeship providers, universities and employers.

Careers advisors and adult advisors from the National Careers Service were on hand to speak to young people about the options open to them.

There were also a number of ‘have-a-go’ sessions for young people to try out new experiences including 3D printing, massage therapy and simulation eye goggles and new to the Derby venue this year were talks about college, apprenticeships and university which proved popular with visitors.

abinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale who attended the festival said: 

“The festival has once again been a great success this year and it was great to meet so many enthusiastic young people eager to learn more about their training, further education, employment and career options.

“More than 10,000 visitors attended the festival over 3 very busy days in Chesterfield and Derby and I was inspired about the wealth of young talent and enthusiasm we have across the county as they look towards building a bright future.

“Deciding which path to take after school is a really big decision and the festival is a place where young people can explore lots of different routes and get all the information they need in one place.”

Ofsted News: Issue 83 – September 2019
October 1, 2019
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See the latest Ofsted Newsletter below.

The education inspection framework (EIF) is now in place. We have published updated copies of the following handbooks to support inspections under the new framework:

We have also updated the safeguarding guidance for inspectors to accompany the launch of the EIF.

What’s changing at Ofsted in autumn 2019? – A round-up of changes to some of the Ofsted services and GOV.UK pages.

Schools
HMCI commentary: managing behaviour research – Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, summarises our findings so far on managing behaviour in schools and our future projects.
Ofsted’s education blog: Prosecution means protection: investigating and prosecuting unregistered schools – Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director for Education, talks about our latest unregistered school prosecution and the work of our unregistered schools taskforce.
Presentation: EIF and deep dives – Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Schools Policy, gave this presentation on the EIF and deep dives at Herts Assessment’s conference on 23 September 2019.
School inspection update: academic year 2019 to 2020 – Updated the article on using progress 8 data.
Inspecting schools: guidance for parents – Updated to reflect the EIF.
Inspecting schools: guide for maintained and academy schools – Added the leaflet for maintained schools and academies to prepare for an inspection.
Selecting new schools for inspection – This guide gives a summary of how we select new schools to inspect, including free schools and academies.
Risk assessment methodology for maintained schools and academies – The method we use to assess when to inspect maintained schools and academies rated good or outstanding.
Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes: management information – Published management information as at 31 July 2019.
Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): early years foundation stage profile to key stage 4 – Updated the details section and added new prototype for primary IDSRs.
State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information – Published management information as at 31 August 2019.

Social Care
Ofsted’s social care blog: Inspection of local authority children’s services (ILACS) implementation review – how are our children’s services inspections working? – Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care, discusses how our children’s services inspections are working.
ILACS framework: implementation review – This report evaluates the extent to which the ILACS framework has been implemented as intended.
Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) – Minor updates to all SCCIF handbooks including additional guidance for inspectors in the ‘Listening and talking to children and young people’ sections and updated guidance in the ‘Conduct during inspections’ sections.
Fostering and adoption agency datasets – Published dataset as at 31 March 2019.

Further Education and Skills
Risk assessment methodology for further education and skills providers – The method we use to assess when to inspect further education and skills providers rated good or outstanding.
Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2018 to August 2019 – Added management information as at 31 August 2019.

Early Years and Childcare
Accessibility statement: ‘register as a childminder’ service – This accessibility statement is for our ‘register as a childminder’ digital service.
Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare – Updated consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare as at 31 August 2019.