Management Guide: Ofsted inspections
Former Ofsted inspector Debbie Alcock covers everything from safeguarding to disqualifications, allegations, preparing for inspections, and understanding Ofsted terminology.
In the second part of her series on Ofsted inspections, ex-inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock talks the how, when and why of notifications
Continuing her inspection series, ex-Ofsted inspector Debbie Alcock begins a three-part look at disqualifiable offences, some not covered by DBS checks
Ex-Ofsted inspector Debbie Alcock continues her analysis of disqualifications, looking at providers’ obligations to check the suitability of staff
Debbie Alcock completes her mini-series on disqualifications by discussing how to handle negative information that arises from a DBS check
Debbie Alcock looks at the correct initial procedures to follow when an allegation has been made against a member of staff
Once an allegation has been reported, what happens next? Former Ofsted inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock describes the role of the LADO
Having described how to deal with a member of staff when an allegation has been made and the role of the LADO, former inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock considers the role of Ofsted...
With the publication of Ofsted’s ‘myth-busting’ document, former inspector Debbie Alcock sets out some of the legislation underpinning inspectors’ powers
Former inspector Debbie Alcock examines the legal powers underpinning an inspector’s legal right to enter a nursery and carry out an assessment
Settings should carry out a number of tasks before an inspection, explains former inspector Debbie Alcock, as well as be aware of what to do after it
In the final part of this series, former Ofsted inspector Debbie Alcock advises to take special care when interpreting the written regulations