Closed petition Subject all outside providers of educational materials to children to Ofsted.
Establish a framework for inspecting providers of: training to teachers & others dealing with children; activities with children; learning materials such as lesson plans. Empower Ofsted to certify providers to ensure they meet the framework standards. Limit public funding to certified providers.
There is increasing use of outside providers especially in libraries, & in schools for RSE programmes. Schools reported recently to Ofsted they are bombarded with emails from potential providers & feel unable to know who is worth using. Even well known charities have been found to breach government guidelines. Some materials are valueless (with literacy & numeracy mismatched) & some activities age-inappropriate (monkeys with large penises in libraries). Certification is needed.
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