Information relating to the inspection of Mechinoh School

David Ostlander made this Freedom of Information request to Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Office for Standards in Education,

A recent Ofsted inspection was carried out for the Mechinoh School (URN: 105999) on the 26 Nov 2013. The school failed the inspection on the basis of a number of health & safety and management concerns.
However, the quality of education was deemed to be adequate without providing sufficient information on what basis this was possible (given the legal requirements for independent schools). As such, could you please provide the following:

1) Does Ofsted hold any further information on the quality of education in this school based on this inspection? This refers to any meetings, discussions or phone calls held on this issue.

2) If so, can you please provide further details. In particular, any explanation as to why this information has been excluded from the report.

3) If you cannot provide this, can you please confirm that the content available in the Ofsted report is all the information held on the qualify of education in this school? and that based on this very limited information, it was judged to be adequate?

4) Further to this FOI request, the particular inspector in the aforementioned report has similarly passed the 'quality of education' in many schools on the basis of extremely limited information. Therefore, can you please provide details of; a) guidelines Ofsted uses to select a particular inspector for a range of similar schools and; b) the policy Ofsted uses to asses any potential conflict of interests between a school and an inspector.

Yours faithfully,

David Ostlander

Matthew Smith, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Mr Ostlander,

 

Please find attached our acknowledgement to your request for information.

 

If you have any questions regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Matthew Smith

Information Delivery Co-Ordinator

Information Management Team

Direct Tel. 03000131568

Ofsted | Freshford House | Redcliffe Way | Bristol | BS1 6NL

 

Ofsted National Business Unit: 0300 123 1231

www.ofsted.gov.uk

Ofsted on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Ofstednews

 

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Alastair O'Neill, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Mr Ostlander,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ali O’Neill

 

Alastair O’Neill

Information Delivery Officer

Information Management Team

Ofsted | Freshford House | Redcliffe Way | Bristol | BS1 6NL

Direct Tel: 0300 013 1287

 

Ofsted National Business Unit: 0300 123 1231

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