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Ofsted News – Issue 91 – June 2020
July 2, 2020


COVID-19 updates
Ofsted: COVID-19 rolling update – This sets out our guidance and information relating to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills providers. We are updating it regularly. If you need to see what we’ve added since you last checked it, you can select ‘history‘ on the page and this lists all the updates.

All Ofsted
Ofsted pen portraits of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMIs) – Updated HMI pen portraits for the South East, North West, West Midlands and London.

New teacher training inspections to focus on the initial teacher education (ITE) curriculum – Ofsted publishes a new ITE framework and handbook bringing ITE inspections in line with the education inspection framework (EIF). The outcome of the recent consultation and an updated equality, diversity and inclusion statement have also been published.
Ofsted wins landmark prosecution case of school that breached conditions – A school, prohibited from admitting more students, was found in breach of its operating conditions and fined at Luton Magistrates’ Court on 27 May.
State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information – Published management information as at 31 May 2020.

Children’s social care
What Ofsted means by a serious incident – Guidance for social care providers on what we mean by a serious incident and what you need to tell us about. We have also updated the ‘reporting an incident’ paper forms to online forms.
Register as a provider of children’s social care services – Removed the ‘Social care online applications: information for applicants’ document as the guidance is no longer relevant. This follows the release of updated SC1SC2 and SC3 forms.
Ofsted’s social care blog: Secure children’s homes – helping the most vulnerable children – Ofsted’s Senior Officer for the Secure Estate, Shaun Common, discusses secure children’s homes.

Further education and skills
News story: Ofsted to review students’ and apprentices’ online further education experience – Ofsted is carrying out an exploratory review of the quality of learners’ experiences of online education in further education and skills settings during the COVID-19-affected summer term.
Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 29 February 2020 – Data for inspections and outcomes as at 29 February 2020 including data for inspections carried out between 1 September 2019 and 29 February 2020.

Early years and childcare
Childminders: tell Ofsted about adults leaving the home – You must tell Ofsted when anyone aged 16 or over stops living or working in the home where you look after children.
Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare – Updated consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare as at 31 May 2020.
Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 March 2020 – This release includes registered childcare providers and places, inspection outcomes, and joiners and leavers as at 31 March 2020.

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