Ofsted


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Ofsted

(ˈɒfˌstɛd)
(in Britain) n acronym for
(Education) Office for Standards in Education: a government body set up in 1993 to inspect and assess the educational standards of schools and colleges in England and Wales
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The Sunday Telegraph reported that the result of the snap inspections in recent weeks would give Ofsted the power to remove some senior managers from their posts.
Six are to be placed in special measures, allowing Ofsted to shut them down or remove top management.
City College Coventry principal Paul Taylor has left his post, four weeks after a scathing Ofsted report was published rating the further education centre in Hillfields "inadequate".
Mr Howell wrote to the watchdog after Ofsted sent the city council a draft copy of its report and asked for comments.
Half of the 2,140 schools inspected in the autumn were found to be either satisfactory or inadequate, figures from Ofsted show.
Ofsted is now investigating Mr Jepson's suitability to be one of its enrolled inspectors, who work on a contract basis.
Paul Vale was forced to resign after the damning report by Ofsted colleagues - yet he is still part of the team sitting in judgment on other schools.
While HOLT closed its doors just a few weeks ago, the Ofsted report that made the closure inevitable was delivered in April, just as HOLT owner, well-known city centre hairdresser Herbert Howe, was going into hospital for major life saving surgery.
Community figures have reacted with shock to Ofsted finding the school had "declined rapidly" and now 2015 leavers Rebecca Maddox, Shauna Gibson, Antonia Fantozzi and Hannah Wandless have had their say in a letter to the Chronicle.
Speaking after a scathing report was published by the House of Commons' Education Select Committee last week, Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne said it exposed "shockingly poor service" by the DfE and Ofsted for parents and pupils at the five Birmingham schools embroiled in the saga.
Children talked of the "tall bald man" who asked them questions after the two Ofsted inspectors had left the room.
Kirkheaton Playgroup, based in the village community centre, has been judged to be Inadequate by Ofsted inspector Nicola Dickinson.