Gill Jones is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and joined Ofsted in 2007, leading inspections of schools and children’s centres. She is the Deputy Director for Early Education Policy, introducing the Early Years common inspection framework, and is responsible for the Early Years annual reports. Before joining Ofsted, Gill was a Consultant Leader for the National College, training new and aspiring head teachers and school improvement partners. She was the head teacher of two primary schools, during which time she set up out-of-school provision and holiday clubs including day care for under-fives. She subsequently became a senior inspector for Wirral LA, with responsibility for primary education. Gill has held a number of roles in Ofsted, including Senior HMI in the East of England and Principal Officer for the inspection policy of maintained primary schools.
In this Laura Henry Consultancy special podcast in partnership with Blossom Educational, Laura interviews Gill Jones. Gill explains Ofsted’s stance on Early Years inspections, especially on children’s wellbeing, welfare and care. We focus on learning and development and the quality of teaching, in particular what providers should do if they feel they are unfairly treated during an inspection. Gill also shares how to bust those ‘myths’.
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