Good leaders are simultaneously culture creators and great managers. They know what systemic good practice looks like, both in principle and in people’s day to day work. They can combine their knowledge of how the system works, and could improve, with strong skills in making every day’s work the best that can be achieved.
Eleanor Schooling is National Director, Social Care on a temporary basis from September 2015.
Eleanor was Corporate Director of Children’s Services, London Borough of Islington and is involved in many activities outside of her present role:
•London Safeguarding Board DCS and Adviser on Sector Led Improvement
•Vice Chair Association of London Directors of Children’s Services, Sector Led Improvement Lead
•National Chair Standards Performance and Inspection Committee, ADCS
•Director of Schools, Cambridge Education@Islington
Eleanor was awarded the CBE in June 2016 for services to children and families.
This is a really interesting time for me and my colleagues at Ofsted as we shape how we think Ofsted inspections can add the most value in vulnerable children’s lives from January 2018 (the new inspection framework will be published this autumn).
We’re approaching the dreaded exam period. Children and young people up and down the country will soon find out whether all their hard work has paid off.
Having been at Ofsted for more than a year, I want to have a conversation about the big issues that social workers and other social care professionals deal with in their working day.
At the end of February, we were delighted to publish Ofsted’s new social care common inspection framework (SCCIF). Simply put, it brings together all our inspection guidance for 8 different types of settings into one straightforward framework.
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About Ofsted - developments in social care inspection
This blog looks at the way Ofsted inspects the social care sector: local authority children's services and social care providers, such as children's homes. We help social care professionals stay up to date on issues and developments in the sector.