In Depth

Inspecting social work supervision

Consistent standards and expectations are key to ensuring social work supervision helps improve outcomes for children and is recognised by inspectors, Ofsted's Yvette Stanley tells Jo Stephenson.

Inspections Clinic: Five tips for outstanding residential care

The manager of a residential setting for children with disabilities tells Jo Stephenson how it has built a culture of continuous improvement while achieving a decade of "outstanding" Ofsted ratings.

Annual engagement meetings

Ofsted's Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services regime sets out clear expectations of what children's services managers will get from their annual engagement meetings, reports Jo Stephenson.

Inspections Clinic: Ofsted early years forum

A new group of early education academics and childcare experts has been convened by Ofsted to discuss research, practice, inspection and areas for improvement. Jo Stephenson finds out what it hopes to achieve.

Ofsted inspection of education settings: six key measures

Ofsted's new inspection system introduces a raft of changes to how education settings will be assessed. Jo Stephenson outlines six key measures and what they mean for schools, colleges and childcare providers.

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