From September 2015, Ofsted are planning to
introduce a new common inspection framework with the same
judgements across all early years, school and further education
settings. In a consultation closing on 5 December, they are looking
for views on the proposed judgement criteria, other aspects of the
new framework and the inspection process as a whole. This would be
a fundamental change to early years inspections, determining what
you focus on with the children in your care, which currently
includes the teaching of “British values”. If you feel strongly
about these issues then now is the time to make yourself heard!
PACEY is planning to publish its own response
to the consultation, so to make sure we represent you fully we’d
like to hear your views in our own survey about these changes.
Ofsted have stated they would like to speak to childcare providers
directly about the new framework, so there is also an opportunity
in the survey for you to share your details. To start the survey
which takes about 15 minutes to complete, please follow this link
Finally, there’s strength in numbers, so we also encourage you
to respond as a childcare provider to Ofsted’s consultation; there
are instructions on how to do this in the survey. We have to take
your views into account very soon, so we will close this survey in
one week, at 5pm on 28 November 2014.