Parents say college for children with complex mental health needs has ‘changed their lives for the better’

The behaviour and attitudes of staff teaching young people at the on-site college of a psychiatric hospital has been praised for being ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The Government watchdog recently took part in an unannounced inspection of St Andrew’s College which provides education in a secure setting and is located on …

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Liverpool school selected for Ofsted pilot

A specialist school in Woolton has taken part in a pilot for Ofsted which helps inspectors learn about the new inspection framework that will be used from September 2021.  Abbot’s Lea School saw this as an exceptional opportunity to help Ofsted shape its inspection of special schools and also to use it to …

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NAHT responds to Public Accounts Committee report on Ofsted

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on Ofsted, Nick Brook, deputy general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, and chair of the commission on school accountability, said: “With around £44m spent annually on school inspection, it is right that the Public Accounts Committee should continue to focus on value …

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