Elm Grove Kids Club was inspected by Ofsted on Friday 8th November. We have retained the highest score on the Ofsted framework, but this has changed from the more rewarding judgement of ‘Outstanding’ to ‘met’. This is because in September 2019 the Ofsted judgments for before and after school care have been changed to:
Does this mean that we are not outstanding anymore?
The Ofsted inspection and report show that we still meet the inspection criteria that would have given us the old rating of outstanding. In fact, in the inspection report, it says that we have improved:
The manager, staff and committee members work harmoniously together to ensure the club is constantly improving. They have a shared commitment to providing quality care for children and their families. Their ‘team approach’ means that the quality of activities and resources consistently evolves, meaning children are rarely disengaged and show impressive focus.
Nevertheless, as the club does not teach a curriculum or have learning outcomes and assessments for your child, we are no longer assessed according to the teaching and learning inspection framework. Whilst we loved the old terminology, we do think that this is a fairer reflection on what we do. Importantly, this does not take away from the actual teaching and learning at Didsbury CofE, which is still judged to be outstanding, and will continue to be assessed according to Ofsted’s four inspection grades.
You can read about these changes (if this is your thing) by clicking the link below:
Or, you can read this snippet from page 42 of the Early Years Inspection Handbook:
Annex A. Inspecting before- and after-school care and holiday provision
We are particularly grateful to: