SPI Policy Committee update Feb 2017

The committee met four times in 2016, this included joint meetings with WD, EA and FCYP. Guests included senior figures from the education and social care sides of Ofsted and the ISOS Partnership. The committee had a keen focus on sector-led improvement throughout 2016 along with newly introduced inspection regimes concerned with multi-agency safeguarding arrangements and SEND reforms plus the development of the new universal framework for children’s social care. SPI led on the development of two significant consultations on the inspection of children’s social care. Members of the committee sit on six external groups on behalf of the Association.


SPI will join up with the EA, HCAN and FCYP committees in 2017 to discuss shared areas of interest, including sector-led improvement, the inspection of illegal schools, the new SEND inspection and the ongoing development of the universal inspection framework that will replace the current single inspection (SIF) inspection early in 2018. The committee will continue to liaise closely with the National Information Performance Management Group, the DfE, Ofsted and others to minimise burdens on local authorities in terms of planned and ad-hoc data requests.

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