Ask: If you are unclear about the reason for the investigation, or the process followed by Ofsted contact NAHT’s helpline for assistance (0300 30 30 333 and select option 1) at the earliest opportunity. There will be routine inspection of further education providers from January 2021, Ofsted has announced. There are also questions about Ofsted's inspections in the next academic year. The monitoring inspections were initially announced in December and will see the schools watchdog inspecting schools previously judged ‘inadequate’ and ‘requires improvement’. RH16 1BL, Ofsted inspections from January 2021 guidance for members, Let's change the way we think about school improvement. Guidance and details of our plans from January 2021 as part of a phased return to full inspection. You can change your cookie settings at any time. 2022-2025 Inspections should include a judgement on COVID period performance specifically instead. The high number of children of key workers and vulnerable pupils on site is creating operational stress and stretching staff resources to the maximum making the servicing of an inspection untenable. Ofsted explained: "The new government messages and the practical challenges of deploying inspectors across England have prompted this change." Copyright © 2021 NAHT. Ofsted has unveiled details of a phased return to inspections on 2021, with no graded inspections for schools planned before the summer term. An operational note for carrying out inspections in state-funded schools from January 2021. Ofsted is clear that it has no powers to: mediate, respond to, resolve or adjudicate complaints or disputes about individual pupils; investigate specific incidents; judge how well a school responded to a complaint; or consider complaints where there are other established legal routes (for example, complaints about admissions, exclusions or providing education for individual pupils with special educational needs. 1. And Ofsted has confirmed that routine inspections, which result in a school being awarded a new grade or being confirmed in its current grade, will resume in the summer term. As we reported last week, these inspections are only for ‘inadequate’ and some ‘requires improvement’ schools from January. [2] The Education (Investigation of Parents’ complaints)(England) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1089) define the ‘prescribed description’ for a qualifying complaint as being about one or more of the following areas: the quality of the education provided in the school; how far the education provided in the school meets the needs of the range of pupils at the school; the educational standards achieved in the school; the quality of the leadership in and management of the school, including whether the financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils at the school; the contribution made by the school to the well-being of those pupils. Members are advised to contact NAHT’s helpline (0300 30 30 333 and select option 1) for assistance at the earliest opportunity if this is required. Ofsted has announced a phased return to early years inspections in 2021, as a result of the continuing challenges facing the industry, caused by COVID-19. Inspectors to be redeployed for 2021 to support establishments/LAs previously graded RI or Inadequate, as consultant practitioners. Some of the elements on this page require cookies to function correctly. Ofsted’s return to inspection in 2021 will happen in phases, with no graded inspections for education or social care providers planned before the summer term. NAHT comments on Ofsted inspections resuming in 2021 Email Details by NAHT Published: 18 November 2020 Hits: 835 Please Rate Responding to comments about @Ofstednews inspections resuming in 2021, made by the Secretary of State for Education @GavinWilliamson as he addressed the School and Academies Show this morning, Nick Brook, deputy general secretary of school leaders’ … General Election 2019: Our schools. ITE inspection update . 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