Ofsted Big Conversation: Meetings with Ofsted regional directors planned

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Early years education and childcare professionals across the country are preparing for Ofsted Big Conversation meetings with their regional Ofsted directors in the coming weeks.

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The South West Ofsted Big Conversation weekend meeting last September. The success of the weekend has led to the regional Ofsted meetings

With more than half the regions already having held initial ‘scoping’ meetings with their Ofsted director, many are now planning larger consultations to take place in January and February.

LONDON

Following a scoping meeting with Ofsted on 4 December attended by region chair June O’Sullivan, chief executive of London Early Years Foundation, a wider meeting is now planned with regional Ofsted representative Debbie Jones in February, with further details to be confirmed.

NORTH EAST

After an open meeting on 14 January, the agenda has been set for the first north-east steering group meeting on 7 February at 2pm. This will be held with Nick Hudson, who this month started his new job as Ofsted’s director for early years, but will also continue as regional director for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber.

YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER

An open meeting will be held on 20 January in advance of a steering group meeting with Ofsted’s Nick Hudson on 28 January in York.

SOUTH EAST

After an initial scoping meeting on 6 December chaired by Sarah Rotundo-Fergusson, an open meeting will be held on 23 January, with time and location to be confirmed.

Confirm your attendance by sending an email to sarah.rotundo@midcounties.coop

NORTH WEST

Following a steering group meeting on 10 January, a wider meeting is now planned with Ofsted’s regional director Mike Cladingbowl in February. Details to be confirmed.

SOUTH WEST

Meeting planned with Ofsted for February. Details to be confirmed.

EAST MIDLANDS

Meeting planned with Ofsted for February. Details to be confirmed.

WEST MIDLANDS

Meeting planned with Ofsted for February. Details to be confirmed.

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