Planning and Organisation: Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education
Dear early education and childcare provider
Ofsted launched its consultation on the 2019 education inspection framework on 16 January 2019. Click here to view the consultation.
The draft education inspection framework for 2019 sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings.
There are two draft handbooks:
The draft ‘Early years handbook’ applies to providers registered on the Early Years Register.
The draft ‘Schools handbook’ applies to early years provision run and managed directly by the school’s governing body (2 – 5 years).
put the curriculum at the heart of the new framework;
put more emphasis on the quality of education and care as a whole. It will ensure that Ofsted consider children’s experiences and how their learning is being developed;
reduce the focus on data, particularly internal progress data. Ofsted hope this will help reduce unnecessary workload for childcare providers.
The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 5 April 2019
Mental health training and support available to schools
Providers of mental health training and support from across the Council, NHS and voluntary sector have joined forces to create a resource outlining what they collectively offer to schools and other education settings in Havering.
The resource has been updated for the Spring term 2019 and is note available here or by going to www.havering.gov.uk/fsh > Professionals Gateway > Training > Mental health training and support for Havering schools.
It outlines training available to senior leaders, teachers and TAs, as well as sessions and support that can be delivered direct to young people and parents.
Updates for the Spring term include:
Free places for Primary School staff (one place per school) on the Youth Mental Health First Aid two-day training course.
Inclusion of bereavement and generic counselling services available from Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service.
Parent workshops from You and Me Counselling
No account or login details are required to access the resource, so it is accessible to all staff.
If you have any questions regarding the training and support listed in the resource, please use the training provider contact details provided within it.
If you have any general feedback on the resource, or if there are other organisations your school works with that you think should be included in it, please contact Claire Alp (Claire.Alp@havering.gov.uk or 01708 431365)
School Closures advise due to Adverse Weather
Many schools face difficulties as a result of adverse weather particularly during periods of very low temperatures and heavy snow. The Local Authority (LA) acknowledges the difficult judgement that sometimes has to be made as to whether to temporarily close the school for safety reasons.
We have updated the guidance which re-iterates that schools are advised to ensure their websites are updated regularly to indicate whether they will be open or not, and parents are advised to look at the schools website. Schools are also advised to use their own social media to share the message.
In addition, if any schools close due to adverse weather in Havering and they wish to share with Time FM, they can contact the team on 01708 741 075 or 01708 767 591 or email email@example.com using the password "Rudolph", this will help Time to verify the announcement, as they have received hoax calls in the past.
Many thanks, Trevor