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PACEY response to inspection consultation

PACEY has today responded to Ofsted’s consultation on their proposals for a new common inspection framework across all stages of education, which if taken forward will be introduced from September 2015. We were extremely grateful for the contribution of more than 500 PACEY members who responded to our survey about these changes, and hope many of you also shared your views directly with Ofsted.

Using the responses to our survey, we make a number of recommendations for Ofsted in the response, including for them to:

  • Clearly define what British values mean for the early years
  • Keep children’s happiness and wellbeing in the inspection criteria
  • Commit to bringing early years inspections in-house as soon as possible
  • Improve quality assurance of early years inspectors, to ensure consistency

Looking ahead, PACEY will be speaking directly to Ofsted on your behalf to understand how the new framework will apply to the early years. As part of our survey we also asked for the contact details of any members willing to speak to Ofsted about these proposals in more detail, and we will share them with Ofsted shortly.

Follow this link to read our response to the consultation in full, and to see Ofsted’s proposals in more detail.