Ofsted | Monthly Update July 2020

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Advisory Teacher EYFS & EYFS Moderation Manager, Sharon Rose on behalf of Ofsted. This is for the attention of All Schools and the Early Years Sector.

COVID-19 Updates

Ofsted | COVID-19 Rolling Update - This sets out our guidance and information relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills providers. We are updating it regularly. If you need to see what we've added since you last checked it, you can select 'history' on the page and this lists all the updates.
Ofsted’s autumn 2020 plans - Find out about our plans for visiting:

We have also published two commentaries from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector (HMCI) on:

All Ofsted

Ofsted corporate annual reports and accounts - We have published our Annual Report and Accounts for 2019-20.

Ofsted replaces Ofsted Online website - We have closed the Ofsted Online website we previously used for childcare and early years forms and children's social care forms. Our replacement web pages are now fully operational on our main website.

An evaluation of the framework for inspecting local areas’ SEND services - This evaluation report looks at how the area SEND framework is being implemented and its perceived impact on children and young people with SEND.

New Ofsted chair announced - Dame Christine Ryan is appointed next chair of Ofsted.

Inspection reports are popular with parents - The latest survey found that Ofsted's inspection reports are well received by parents. Read the full annual parents survey, carried out by YouGov on behalf of Ofsted. 

Changes to Ofsted’s post-inspection processes and complaints handling - Following a consultation, we are revising post-inspection processes and complaints handling to bring about greater consistency across our work. You can read the full consultation outcome.

Responses to Ofsted's post-inspection surveys - Summary data of post-inspection survey responses following inspections and visits of state-funded schools, independent schools and further education and skills providers.


Pay your independent school invoice - Find out how to pay an Ofsted invoice in relation to your independent school.

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information - Published management information as at 30 June 2020, and also updated the release schedule to announce that management information will be published on 15 July and 11 August 2020.

Children's Social Care

National Statistics | Children’s social care data in England 2020 - Inspection data and information about the providers and places of children’s social care in England and inspection outcomes for local authority children’s services covering the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Half of all private and voluntary sector fostering placements offered by just 6 companies - We have published statistics on private and voluntary providers of children’s homes and independent fostering agencies that show the current national picture. You can read the full data release at ‘Inspection profiles of the largest private and voluntary providers of children’s homes and independent fostering agencies, March 2020’. 

Further Education and Skills

Further Education and Skills Inspections and Outcomes | Management information from September 2019 to August 2020 - Added inspection data as at 30 June 2020.

Ofsted's Education Blog | Online education in further education and skills | Learning about what works - Paul Joyce, Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills, talks about our review into online education during COVID-19 in the further education and skills sector.

Early years and childcare

Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare - Updated consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare as at 30 June 2020.