Briefing: Ofsted Annual Report 2017-18

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
December 19, 2018
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • Changing role of Ofsted
  • Children's social care
  • Early year
  • Further education and skills
  • schools
Children's services and education, Economy and Regeneration
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Ofsted’s Annual Report covers inspection evidence from early years, schools, children’s social care, and further education and skills as well as the inspectorate’s advice to government. Change was mostly positive but schools ‘stuck in a cycle of poor performance’ unregistered schools, reduction in LA funding, and parents taking responsibility were media headlines.

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