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Ofsted Newsletter
December 4, 2019
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Ofsted pen portraits of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMIs) – Updated HMI details for the South West region.
Ofsted publications during pre-election period – Information about what Ofsted will publish during the pre-election period, running from November 6 to December 13 2019.

Schools
Inspectorates of British schools overseas: annual Ofsted report – Our annual report on the quality of inspection work by the inspectorates of British schools overseas in the academic year 2017/18.
School inspection handbook – Updated with minor changes following the launch of the education inspection framework (EIF).
Section 8 school inspection handbook – Updated with minor changes following the launch of the EIF.
School inspection update: academic year 2019 to 2020 – Added the November 2019 edition of the school inspection update newsletter. This is the first edition since the rollout of the EIF. It focuses on the minor changes to section 5 and section 8 handbooks following the first two months under EIF. A summary of the changes is included and the edition also includes information on the release of key stage 4 checking data.
School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide – Added IDSR guidance for secondary schools.
Official Statistics: Non-association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019 – Provisional data for the period September 2018 to August 2019 and revised data for the period September 2017 to August 2018.
Official Statistics: State-funded schools inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019 – Provisional data for the period April to August 2019 and revised data for the period September 2018 to March 2019.

Social care
Social care questionnaires 2019: what children and young people told Ofsted – We use questionnaires to capture views about social care settings, including children’s homes, boarding schools and living with foster carers and adopters. This is the fifth year that we have published data and a report about the survey responses.
Ofsted privacy notices – Updated the social care privacy notice to include references and links to the Care Inspectorate Wales.
Ofsted annual fostering data collection – Added note on the changes to the data collection template and the portal for 2019 to 2021.
Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): Minor updates to different sections of the SCCIF:

National Statistics: Fostering in England 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 – Fostering in England statistics for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
Register as a children’s social care provider or manager – Added links to Ofsted’s personal information charter and social care privacy notice.
Official Statistics: Local authority and children’s homes in England inspections and outcomes – autumn 2019 – Local authority inspection data and children’s homes inspection data, covering the period up until 31 August 2019.

Further education and skills
Research into further education subcontracting launched – Ofsted is launching a new research project to look at the subcontracting landscape within further education.
Official Statistics: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019 – Data for inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019 including data for inspections carried out between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.
Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): 16 to 19 – Added ‘Example 16 to 19 inspection data summary report’ for 2019.

Early years and childcare
Ofsted privacy notices – Updated the section ‘Who we might share your data with’ in the Childcare: Ofsted privacy notice to include childminder agencies that you apply to work for.
Ofsted education blog post: early reading and the education inspection framework – Gill Jones, our Deputy Director for Early Education, sets out how we look at early reading and phonics teaching as part of our new inspections.
Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare – Updated addresses as at 31 October 2019.

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