She referred to polling by Teacher Tapp, which showed that more than half of teachers are working “much less than usual”. Ofsted will not give the schools a grade or pass judgement, unless there is 'serious concern' to use their enforcement powers. And they are damned if they don’t do something, damned if they do. The education watchdog will begin inspections of volunteer schools and colleges at the beginning of September before spreading across other education establishments by the end of the month. Private schools not part of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) will continue to have non-routine inspections. Your old Harry Potter books and rare beanie babies could be worth £400k, What did Rishi Sunak say about the self employment grant, Coronavirus: There won't be room for everyone on Sunak's, The most common nightmares in Britain revealed... and, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik baby: Couple reveal details in, 200 new emojis will be released next year that perfectly, Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Aldi reveal how strict new. Published: 01:03 BST, 6 July 2020 | Updated: 07:39 BST, 6 July 2020. I am not totally sure that it is necessary to reintroduce inspections this soon. No. Spielman told MPs she was 'not expecting to be asked to resume full routine inspections before the end of the summer term' By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. The chief inspector added that COVID-19 “is clearly going to present the biggest problem for the poorest, the lowest-achieving academically and the least motivated children. She referred to polling by Teacher Tapp, which showed that more than half of teachers are working “much less than usual”. One union leader recognised the effort being made by Ofsted to help the ‘back to school’ effort in these special circumstances, though pleaded with the education watchdog to not be an unnecessary distraction for schools during these crucial planning stages. In terms of new provider monitoring visits from September 2020, Ofsted said: “We will carry out an additional monitoring visit, covering the three usual themes, to new providers that have one or more existing ‘insufficient progress’ judgements and that would have been due a full inspection up to and during this interim period. Ofsted will not give the schools a grade or pass judgement, unless there is ‘serious concern’ to use their enforcement powers. Ofsted has a “considerable number” of staff who are “less than fully occupied” at the moment, Spielman told MPs, adding that her staff were “very willing” to do other work. We will be carrying out a phased return to inspection, starting with an interim period of visits during the autumn term. Britain braces for 65mph winds and heavy 'persistent' rain tomorrow - with... JK Rowling shakes off transgender row as her controversial new book shoots straight to top of the charts. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman said: ‘When schools and colleges open their doors fully in September, they will face a new set of challenges, but also a huge opportunity to rekindle children’s love of learning. Private schools not part of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) will continue to have non-routine inspections. But this date is being kept under review. The watchdog has confirmed that it will begin with inspections of volunteer schools and colleges at the beginning of September, and will move to other education establishments by the end of the month. But the visits will “not result in any grade or progress judgement; we will publish a letter explaining why we visited, what we found, and the next steps leaders should take,” the guidance added. Scientists demand clarity... London markets reverse early losses to trade only 0.2% or 14 points down at 5,885 after Rishi Sunak reveals... Tory MPs accuse BBC of 'going out of their way to provoke the Government' on licence fee payers' money after... More than 10,000 people have unexpectedly died in their own home since mid-June amid fears Britons are STILL... BAME people are NOT genetically more at-risk of dying from Covid-19, study finds. Click here to view our Cookie Policy. Asked whether Ofsted will be looking at how schools have responded to the coronavirus crisis, Spielman said: “We’re not going to be judging schools per se on their response to COVID-19.”.