This response outlines the NUT’s concerns about proposed changes to Ofsted inspection arrangements for early years provision. It also considers Government proposals to extend Ofsted’s role in early years quality assurance and improvement work at the expense of local authorities’ existing support services.
This document summarises the key changes to the Ofsted Inspection framework from September 2012.
Working in a Special Measures or Notice to Improve School: Advice for NUT School Representatives and Members
This document provides information and advice on a number of issues which may affect NUT members working in schools which are deemed to require special measures or a notice to improve.
In April 2010 Ofsted introduced a common inspection framework for all Children’s Centres. This document offers guidance on the inspection framework for NUT members and Children’s Centres representatives.
This document provides information and guidance to NUT representatives and members on OFSTED Sixth Form College inspections.
This survey was conducted in autumn 2008. It was sent to a random sample of 1000 nursery, primary, secondary and special school teachers, including head teachers, whose school had received an OFSTED inspection in the previous year. It asked about members’ views of OFSTED in general and their perceptions of the most recent inspection they had experienced. A number of questions which appeared in the 2008 survey were used previously in NUT surveys of members in 2004 and 2006.
The NUT’s submission to the Select Committee covers a range of school accountability issues, including the DCSF’s proposals for a School Report Card, OFSTED inspections, school performance tables and the Making Good Progress pilot scheme.
To accompany the survey of NUT school representatives working in special measures schools in 2008, the NUT undertook desk-based research on the schools which had been placed into the category by OFSTED. This included using the inspection reports of each school to identify any contextual challenges which such schools faced and determining the level of deprivation in the locality of each school. A set of maps which show the distribution of special measures schools and local deprivation factors are included as appendices.
These documents provides advice and guidance to NUT school representatives, head teachers and members generally on the new arrangements for the inspection of schools in England, operational from September 2009.
This document and PowerPoint provides information and advice about the changes to the OFSTED inspection framework for schools in England under section 5 of the Education Act 2005, which has been operational from September 2009.
Response Of The NUT To The DCSF/OFSTED Consultation ‘Indicators Of A School’s Contribution To Well-Being
The National Union of Teachers response to the consultation on DCSF and OFSTED’s proposals to introduce school level indicators for pupil well-being.
This report highlights the findings of the Special Measures OFSTED survey conducted in Autumn 2008. The survey was sent to NUT school representatives of the 222 schools which were identified by OFSTED as being in special measures at that time.
In February 2004, OFSTED published a consultation paper on 'The Future of Inspection'.