Ofsted Children’s Services Monitoring Visit Report.


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Just been reminded of some unfinished business, the Ofsted report: Children’s Services Monitoring Visit Report, from last November. It will repay careful reading and analysis. To get your own copy, https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/rotherham/054_Monitoring%20visit%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20as%20pdf.pdf or read on. All Ofsted reports on Rotherham: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/local-authorities/rotherham

News Round Up – Thursday 15 Jan 2015


The Star is featuring this story: Ofsted boss to be grilled over failures to uncover Rotherham grooming scandal A leading Ofsted director is to be grilled by MPs about why the service’s inspectors did not do enough to expose the … Continue reading

Press Review Thursday 20 Novenber 2014


After all yesterday’s Ofsted activity I’ve as yet found little in the Press today regarding Rotherham.. Much in the press though about today’s Rochester by-election and rumours of 2 more Tory MPs defecting to UKIP. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/19/mps-tory-party-fear-defect-to-ukip and a very interesting … Continue reading

Another Interesting Ofsted Report Published


Ofsted has also published this interesting and informative report today: The sexual exploitation of children: it couldn’t happen here, could it? The sexual exploitation of children it couldn’t happen here, could it.doc The sexual exploitation of children it couldn’t happen … Continue reading

Breaking News – Ofsted Report Published


Ofsted brand’s Rotherham’s childrens services ‘inadequate’ in new report http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/ofsted-brand-s-rotherham-s-childrens-services-inadequate-in-new-report-1-6960311 The actual Ofsted report is here: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/rotherham/053_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20and%20review%20of%20the%20LSCB%20as%20pdf.pdf RR

Chris Longley’s reaction to the damning OFSTED report of 2009!


SHAUN WRIGHT – THE DAMNING OFSTED REPORT OF 2009! Posted on June 19, 2012 by rothpol Dear Rothpol Thank you for this entry, and for the fact that it has resurfaced today. To my shame I had not realised these … Continue reading

Shaun Wright – the damning OFSTED report of 2009!

Shaun Wright – the damning OFSTED report of 2009, read the documents here:

Document 1 and Document 2, to return click on your browsers back button.

These documents are cited as evidence by Michael Sylvester in his comment responding to @James, which I reproduce the relevant part:

“If my company wish to measure my effectiveness they have a number of performance measures. In the case of Cllr Wright’s running of Rotherham’s Children’s services we have the 2006 OFSTED inspection which is a good one and 3 years later an inspection whereby under Cllr Wright’s leadership the service is such that to quote OFSTED “the safety of children cannot be assured”

On the question of micro management, over the years I’ve fostered good working relations with a number of officers in the council and that opinion did come from one of them. However not referred too as such but what I would call micro management was a specific criticism of the service and in the list areas for priority action OFSTED stated “Performance management systems and auditing policies do not ensure that local and senior managers are able to fully exercise their decision-making and supervisory responsibilities”

Basically James like any good manager knows get yourself a good team and let them get on with their jobs like the model professionals that the vast majority of those who work in Rotherham Council are.

Cllr Wright led a service where the safety of children could not be assured, our fear now as Police Commissioner he will carry on his record and that the safety of our communities will end up not being assured.”

Michael Sylvester

Reproduced from Shaun Wright for Police and Crime Commissioner – Full Results

No small wonder then that Rothpol is decidedly unimpressed with Shaun Wright as South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner!

The infantile behaviour previously reported on Shaun Wright – Conduct Unbecoming? is pretty persuasive as well!

Over to @James perhaps?