EAUC responses to Ofsted's 'Better inspection for all' consultation
8th December 2014
The EAUC is a Member-led organisation. We represent you, and ensure that your views on topical issues are conveyed to the rest of the sector and to the Government. One important way we can do this is by responding to consultations
from the Government and other organisations.
The EAUC responded to a consultation entitled 'Better inspection for all' which referred to Ofsted’s proposals for a new framework for the inspection of maintained schools, academies, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings.
In principle, the EAUC agrees that greater coherence in the inspection of different providers is desirable, and that a common inspection framework can be instrumental in achieving this. It will be critical to consider and be explicit about the different needs of varied age-groups and contexts, and we therefore emphasise the importance of developing individual remit handbooks with careful consultation and trialling.
Our view is that ESD cannot be assumed to be present in the curriculum so suggest that in paragraph 19 an additional bullet point should be inserted if schools and colleges are to respond to the UNESCO GAP and take sustainability seriously.
Find out more about the Consultation
and view the EAUC's Consultation response in full
The EAUC are also a member of the English Learning and Sustainability Alliance (ELSA). The English Learning and Sustainability Alliance (ELSA) brings together representatives of England’s key stakeholder groups with interests in learning and sustainability in order to inform national debates and influence policy and practice. You can view their response to this consultation here