Management Guide: Inspecting Ofsted Reports

What can be discovered from a systematic analysis of Ofsted reports? Pennie Akehurst, former head of the early years and childcare service at Derbyshire County Council, pulls out the key themes from thousands of inspections in this invaluable guide.

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Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 1: Safeguarding - falling short

In the first of a new series looking at common issues highlighted in Ofsted reports, Pennie Akehurst, former head of the Early Years and Childcare Service at Derbyshire County Council, discusses the areas...

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Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 2: Performance Management Systems - A poor performance

In the second part of this series, Pennie Akehurst, former head of the Early Years and Childcare Service at Derbyshire County Council, finds some settings fall short on performance...

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Unpicking Ofsted Reports, Part 3: Monitoring And Self-Evaluation

Pennie Akehurst, former head of the Early Years and Childcare Service at Derbyshire County Council, looks at how settings can replace the recently axed Ofsted self-evaluation form