North East

Ofsted Big Conversation – Chairs Meeting – Hosted and Chaired by London OBC
20th March 2017

Agenda Items

  • Welcome
  • New ways of inspection
  • 30 hours
  • HMI roles
  • Sharing good practice
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • EYFS Update
  • Gill Jones Ofsted update
  • Potty training
  • Common Inspection Framework
  • Nominated Person
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Future OBC agenda

You can read full meeting minutes here…

Early evening event Monday 25th April, Peterlee



Nick Hudson, Ofsted Regional Director, Helen Lane, Senior HMI, Jayne Utting EY HMI


Our local agenda is closely linked with national priorities identified across all regions:

  1. Ensuring inspections are fair, consistent and high quality
  2. Ensuring the revised inspection framework is fit for purpose
  3. Improving the complaints process
  4. Guaranteeing high calibre inspectors free from conflicts of interest
  5. Evaluating the impact of childminding agencies on inspection outcomes and childminder numbers.

Plus a watching brief on:

  • 30 month registration
  • Early Years Pupil Premium
  • British values
  • Children’s Centre and After School Club inspections
  • DfE changes to nominated person

What’s on the agenda

  • Good practice in transitions
  • Bringing inspections in-house
  • Early implementation of 30 hrs
  • Your questions for Ofsted

When and where
Monday 25th April 2016
Doors open 6pm
Lubetkin Theatre
East Durham College
Peterlee Campus
Willerby Grove

  • 18:00 – networking and nibbles
  • 18:30 -20:00 – presentations from Ofsted, Stockton on Tees Borough Council and local childcare providers
  • 20:00 – 20:30 – Q and A session, your chance to raise questions and share your thoughts with Ofsted

Places are limited – book today!

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About Ofsted Big Conversation

The #OfstedBigConversation began lifeas an on-line discussion in May 2013, started by June O’Sullivan MBE in response to growing concerns about complaint triggered inspections.
It has since grown into a network of
regional steering groups, where early years colleagues come together to share experience and engage with Ofsted at a regional and national level.
These constructive discussions have
contributed to significant change in the last two years. Come along and be a part of the conversation.

OfstedBigConversation is a grass roots movement, started by and for the early years sector. It has no funding but lots of goodwill. A small charge will be made for this event to cover venue and catering costs.

Ticket Prices
Organisations – £12.00 per person

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