This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Interim Senior Advisory Teacher EYFS & EYFS Moderation Manager Sharon Rose on behalf of Ofsted, for the attention of Schools.
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.
COVID-19 Briefing Notes - Over the coming months, we'll be publishing what we've found on our visits to education and social care providers as part of our phased return to routine inspection. These are this month's publications in this series:
- COVID-19 Series | Briefing on schools, October 2020 - Evidence from visits to schools between 29 September and 23 October 2020.
- COVID-19 series: briefing on Early Years, October 2020 - Evidence from research interviews with 208 registered early years providers and maintained nursery schools between 5 and 16 October.
- COVID-19 series | Briefing on local areas’ SEND provision, October 2020 - Evidence from 6 visits to local areas, looking at their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision between 5 and 14 October 2020.
- Press Release | Children hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic are regressing in basic skills and learning - Ofsted has today published its second report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the sectors it inspects and regulates.
- Press Release | Ofsted announces new Early Years inspection arrangements - A new approach to inspecting early years providers will give good and outstanding providers more consistency while prioritising providers rated less than good.
- Reported COVID-19 cases by registered Early Years and Childcare Settings - Added data to cover 19 October to 9 November 2020. Also updated the figures for the weeks commencing 5 October 2020 and 12 October 2020 to correct an error in the number of reported cases.
- Tell Ofsted if you have a COVID-19 incident at your childcare business - You must tell Ofsted if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your nursery, childminder business or other day care. You should also tell us if you have to close your setting as a result.