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Ofsted says it is moving away from its focus on performance data as the watchdog launches a consultation on proposals for changes to its inspection framework.
‘Fetishising failure’ distracts increasingly scarce management time away from improving outcomes, according to a new report naming the top 10 most productive councils in England.
The new health and care inspection regime is a ‘significant improvement’ on the previous system, but there is room for improvement, concludes landmark report.
Birmingham City Council has said it is ‘very disappointed’ by the results of a special educational needs and disabilities inspection and said it would take urgent action to make ‘significant improvements’.
Ofsted is not providing the level of independent assurance about the quality of education that schools and parents need, MPs warn.
Fire doors from five suppliers have failed to meet minimum safety standards, according to government inspectors.
Many councils are struggling to meet their food hygiene responsibilities, according to new research by consumer watchdog Which?.
Ofsted will carry out a full inspection of Wakefield’s children’s services after they were rated ‘requiring improvement’ two years ago.
Local government secretary Sajid Javid has bowed to the inevitable and outlined plans for commissioners to run Northamptonshire CC amid concerns over the county’s sustainability.
Local authorities are to share £1m to help then identify private high-rise buildings that may be clad in unsafe building materials.