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The annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2008/09

House of Commons papers 11 2009-10

Corporate Author:
Great Britain Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills
Christine Gilbert (HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills)
TSO (The Stationery Office)

The 2008/09 Annual Report principally presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken by Ofsted between September 2008 and August 2009. Evidence is taken from inspection activity across the full range of Ofsted's remit, including childcare, children's social care, local authority services for children and provision for education and skills in schools, colleges and adult learning.The commentary and the report itself draw on an extensive evidence base including evidence from some 40,000 inspections and regulatory visits. The overall picture of the quality of provision is positive and much inspection evidence is generally encouraging. The report also provides evidence of sustained improvement over the past four years, but real concerns remain as there are still too many providers that are mediocre or worse. The report highlights specific concerns within each area of Ofsted's remit. Given the considerable progress made over recent years in increasing the proportion of outstanding and good settings, the greatest challenge across childcare, social care, education and the skills sector is to raise satisfactory provision to the level of good or outstanding. There is no reason why every setting, every school and college, and every provider, should not aspire to be good and working towards excellence.

Extent 160p. ISBN 9780102962789
Size N/A Price £29.75
Format Paperback Published 24 Nov 2009
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