Ofsted schools framework ‘not fit’ for children in care

Ofsted’s school inspections framework is “not fit for purpose” when it comes to vulnerable children, the chair of the National Association of Virtual School Headteachers (NAVSH) has said. Speaking at a meeting of the education select committee as part of its inquiry into children’s homes, Patrick Ward, who is also head of Lewisham Virtual School, in south-east London, said NVASH was calling on the inspectorate to change its education inspection framework to incorporate the way schools work with children in care. Read more.