OFSTED Reports

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    Our provision is rated as 'Good' by Ofsted in 2013

    Taken from OFSTED's website www.ofsted.gov.uk

    "The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) was set up on 1 September 1992. Ofsted is a non-ministerial government department whose main aim is to help improve the quality and standards of education and childcare through independent inspection and regulation, and provide advice to the Secretary of State.

    Our principal role is the management of the system of school inspection defined originally by the Education (Schools) Act 1992. This provides for the regular inspection of all 24,000 schools in England, which are wholly or mainly state-funded.

    Our role has expanded in recent years. In addition to school inspections we undertake reviews of local education authorities (LEAs), inspect initial teacher training courses, the private, voluntary and independent nursery sector, independent schools (including independent special schools) and service children's education and report on LEA-funded youth services. We also report on the impact of government initiatives such as education action zones and the national numeracy and literacy strategies. In 2001, Ofsted assumed responsibility for inspecting all education and training for ages 16-19 in sixth form and further education colleges. Through area-wide inspection reports, we review the overall planning of education and training provision for post-16 learners throughout England.

    A major development for us was assuming responsibility from local authorities under the Care Standards Act 2000 for the regulation and registration of all early years childcare and education. Since September 2001 this has added the task of inspecting some 100,000 childminders and 40,000 day-care establishments to our inspection programmes. It has also entailed a rapid expansion of the Ofsted organisation with 1500 new colleagues transferring from local authorities to Ofsted to take part in this work."


    View Elim Day Nursery's last Ofsted Report