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Inspections Clinic: School careers guidance

Following the launch of the government's Careers Strategy earlier this year, there are a raft of new requirements for providing careers advice and guidance that schools must meet from September.

Inspections Clinic: Early years inspections

Inspection is stressful for most nursery managers, but good preparation can help ensure you are ready for whatever is thrown at you. Trainer and consultant Sue Allingham gives Jo Stephenson her top tips.

Inspections Clinic: Preparing for inspection

The new social care inspection system has been billed as "light touch" for "good" authorities, but children's services leaders still need to be fully prepared for when Ofsted calls, writes Jo Stephenson.

Inspections Clinic: Retaining an 'outstanding' rating

An 'outstanding' Ofsted judgment can take years of hard work. With nearly one in five early years settings having achieved this, what can leaders do to maintain the momentum, asks Jo Stephenson.

Inspections Clinic: Involving children and parents

Inspectors increasingly expect providers to consult children and families over the services they receive, with leaders playing a crucial role in ensuring their views are listened to, writes Jo Stephenson.

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