Will Special Schools ever achieve parity with mainstream schools?


Ofsted’s latest Common inspection Framework for September 2015 is now in force. You can read the document here

This framework brings together all educational settings to ensure there is consistency of inspection between Early Years settings, Maintained schools and Academies, Non-Association Independent schools and Further Education skills providers. This includes special schools, Pupil Referral units and Maintained Nurseries.

The emphasis for the new framework is to look at school leaders’ vision, culture and the ethos of the school to see how they provide for their most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people. All children, including those with physical difficulties, learning difficulties and those with profound and complex neurological conditions should make good progress from their starting points. Schools and education establishments are accountable for their progress.

I have blogged previously on the new framework so I don’t need to go in to too much detail here. New short inspections…

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