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Ofsted thematic review of alternative provision (AP), drawing on evidence from review visits to 6 LAs and evidence from SEND inspections. The report is critical and calls for major reforms, stating too many young people have negative experiences in AP. Ofsted states there is often a lack of collaboration between strategic partners and that many placement decisions are not rigorous enough. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alternative-provision-in-local-areas-in-england-a-thematic-review/alternative-provision-in-local-areas-in-england-a-thematic-review   

 

Ofsted responses to the PFD report: updates and changes to Ofsted inspection handbooks (Jan24): https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ofsteds-handbooks-and-frameworks-updates-january-2024 and link to the online mental health awareness course that Ofsted ran for all its inspectors in January 2024. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhI_PP59_Mc     

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