Inspecting children’s homes: progress matters

Foster carer plays with a young girl and boy who look happy

Children’s homes play such an important part in some children’s lives. So I want to talk to you today about the fact that there are many homes that are doing a fantastic job for children. Earlier this year, Ofsted visited a children’s home in the North West. Four children who have emotional and behavioural problems live there.

Culture creators and great managers

A 10 to 11-year old boy talking to an adult and showing him, what looks like a video game, on a mobile device

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.