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Ofsted: new education inspection framework to go ahead in September

Ofsted has confirmed that it is pressing ahead with changes to the way it inspects early years providers, schools and colleges, after receiving strong support from three-quarters of consultation respondents...

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Exclusive: 'Avoid a Tesco curriculum', says leading academic

Settings should avoid ‘a Tesco-delivery’ model of early years curriculum under the new Ofsted inspection...


Exclusive: I don't understand anxiety over new handbooks, says Ofsted chief

The Ofsted chief inspector has said anxiety about the creation of a two-tier system for early years inspections...


Childminder numbers continue to drop, while early years quality remains high

The number of childminders is continuing to fall and has dropped by 9,000 in less than four years, the...


Ofsted finalises new inspection handbooks

Ofsted has made some changes to the Early years inspection handbook and the School inspection handbook,...