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The National OBC 24.07.2020: Recording & Presentations

Please see, below, the recording of the National OBC Meeting held on Friday 24th July 2020 and the associated PowerPoint Presentations  Please click on the Images below to view the PowerPoint Presentations from the Event June O’Sullivan Blog: Please see, below, some excerpts from June’s Blog, copied word for word for your ease of …

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The National OBC: Inspecting during times of COVID-19

  Due to the restrictions on large gatherings due to COVID-19, we have organised this online session for a catch up before the official ‘School Holiday’s Chair: June O’Sullivan (Chief Executive, The London Early Years Foundation – LEYF) Ofsted attendees: Gill Jones (Early Education Deputy Director, Ofsted) and Wendy Ratcliff (HM Inspector, Ofsted) Guest speaker: …

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Ofsted agrees regional meetings with childcare sector

By Derren Hayes, Children and Young People Now Childcare providers and workers across England are to be given the opportunity to regularly meet Ofsted officials to air their concerns about the regulator’s approach to inspections. Many early years providers complain that they have had settings downgraded by Ofsted. The regional meetings plan has been committed …

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June’s Blog: The #OfstedBigConversation: Consistency, Transparency and Easy Access to Information

On Friday, 50 lively people came to Marsham St, the headquarters of the London Early Years Foundation, to kick off the #OfstedBigConversation and share their time, expertise and stories. Colleagues came from as far as Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. Colleagues included childminders, nursery managers and practitioners, school teachers, local authority advisors, CEO and …

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June’s Blog: #OfstedBigConversation: On Your Marks, Get Set…!

Doggedness is very evident among sector colleagues as the energy and power builds in readiness for the #Ofstedbigconversation on the 13th and 14th September. The London response is very heartening not least the sheer distance people are preparing to travel. This is being replicated across the country and more groups are being set up almost …

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June’s Blog: Get on board Ofsted: Listen and Respond to the #OfstedBigConversation

I came back from holiday last week to a bunch of emails which included one from Ofsted asking for feedback on their performance. I laughed out loud and went straight to the LinkedIn group that began four months ago when I asked a question about people’s experience of the new Ofsted attitude. Back in May, …

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