Amanda Spielman launches Ofsted’s Annual Report

Ofsted launched their Annual Report last week, with Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman describing Ofsted as a “force for improvement” which occasionally means giving “difficult messages to hard- working, hard- pressed professionals”.

The annual report finds that overall, the quality of education and social care in England is improving however, further action is required to support pupils that are being left behind.

The report reflects on the impact that the new framework appears to be making such as, increasing the visibility of pupils with SEND, improving teaching workload and well-being and monitoring behaviour in schools.

Amanda Spielman’s speech reflected on many of the key findings in the report such as off-rolling, supporting pupils with SEND, social care, illegal schools, multi academy trusts, early years and much more. To view the full speech, click here.

The report headline findings suggests the quality of education over the year has developed a positive picture whereby analysis had found:

  • 86% of schools are judged to be good or outstanding;
  • 96% of early years are judged to be good or outstanding and;
  • 81% of inspected further education and skills providers are judged to be good or outstanding