Education in out-of-school settings: the Government’s response

Regular readers may recall that the Department for Education ran a call for evidence on out-of-school education settings between November 2015 and January 2016, inviting comment on its (tentative) proposals for Ofsted inspection of out-of-school education settings. Some respondents expressed concern that the DfE’s tentative definition of “intensive education” as “where a child attends a setting for more than between 6 to 8 hours per week” might catch, for example, intensive choir-practices before a major festival. Some also expressed doubts as to whether Ofsted was the most appropriate body to carry out inspections. Continue reading