Maybe you are already clear on ‘how you know’ you make an impact and difference in the lives of the children and young people you look after and about Ofsted Inspection.  If not, outcomes from recent Outstanding Ofsted Inspection might help you unlock or re-think how you demonstrate your positive impact.

In the diagram below, we have outlined the Inspectors comments from five recent Ofsted Inspections.  All five services were rated outstanding. We have split the comments into the five areas of development where progress is expected,

  • Health
  • Education
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Psychological

Our conclusion from the five homes sampled, is, that Inspectors opinions in almost all cases, were informed mainly by qualitative evidence, in other words from case tracking and tangible outcomes, rather than quantitive measuring tools.

Keep it simple! No need to re-invent the wheel, buy-in or adopt any new system to measure and evidence progress. The tools you need are likely already available in your service!


Select the download below to access our free map of how five Outstanding Children’s Homes demonstrate and evidence the overall experiences and progress of children and young people and what Ofsted Inspectors had to say about it.