Training required by Ofted inspectors

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

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Office for Standards in Education,

My request asks some wider questions but focusses around establishing the facts of what happened during the inspection of Grindon Hall Christian School 26-27 November 2014.

Please provide details of the training required by Ofsted inspectors regarding the asking of age appropriate questions to pupils. Also include any training and guidelines that they are required to undertake to enable them to handle children in emotional distress.

Please provide a full training log for the following inspectors and confirm whether their training was to the required standard and up to date.

Lee Owston
Marianne Young
Phil Smith

Please confirm what training the above named inspectors had received regarding the implementation of the "British Values"requirements introduced by the DfE and whether they were qualified to inspect against the new standards. Please provide details of the training they undertook and provide a log confirming that this was completed to the required standard.

Specific to the inspection at Grindon Halll dated 26-27 November 2014. Please confirm all correspondence, instruction to the afore mention inspectors regarding the purpose, nature of the inspection. Were the inspectors made aware of the reason for the inspection.

Please provide details of the questions that were asked to our children along with the results. Can you conform whether any children were interviewed one on one without an appropriate adult.

Can you confirm whether your procedure allows children to be informally questioned in the school yard prior to the start of school and if so what the rules are around this.

Can you provide details of the outcome of all reports that the above mentioned inspectors have undertaken against the following type of school:

1. Free Schools
2. Faith Schools
3. All other school types

Yours faithfully,

Chris Poulton

Sally Telford, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Poulton,

Please find attached our acknowledgement for your request for information.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

Yours sincerely

Sally Telford
Information Delivery Co-ordinator
Information Management Team Ofsted
Tel: 03000131249
[email address]
www.ofsted.gov.uk
Ofsted on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Ofstednews

*************************************************************************************************
Please consider the environment before printing this email

show quoted sections

You can now register and subscribe for tailored Ofsted updates. Visit www.ofsted.gov.uk/user to register

*************************************************************************************************

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

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Poulton,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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

[1]www.gov.uk/ofsted
Ofsted on Twitter at [2]http://twitter.com/Ofstednews

 

 

*************************************************************************************************
Please consider the environment before printing this email

show quoted sections

You can now register and subscribe for tailored Ofsted updates. Visit
www.ofsted.gov.uk/user to register

*************************************************************************************************

References

Visible links
1. http://www.gov.uk/ofsted
2. http://twitter.com/Ofstednews