Ofsted will pause publishing reviews through the mourning of Queen Elizabeth II, however has stated inspections will proceed.
Senior officers on the inspectorate met this morning. A press release from the inspectorate learn: “In keeping with authorities steering that public providers ought to proceed and colleges ought to stay open through the interval of mourning, our inspections will keep on.”
A spokesperson stated they are going to be “understanding of any preparations or actions colleges have deliberate or are planning throughout this era, and our inspectors will work flexibly round them”.
Nonetheless they are going to be “pausing the routine publication of inspection reviews till the mourning interval concludes”.
The colleges neighborhood has paid tribute to the Queen’s “dedication to public service”. She died aged 96 at Balmoral yesterday afternoon.
A interval of nationwide mourning has begun, which is able to final till the top of the day of the state funeral. Royal mourning will proceed seven days after the funeral.
Many occasions – together with music performances and soccer matches – have been cancelled.
Inspections had been suspended through the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. A full programme of routine inspections was not introduced again till September final 12 months.
Faculties and faculties have been advised to stay open following the Queen’s demise.
Particulars of the Queen’s funeral are but to be confirmed however her son, King Charles III, will resolve whether or not it’s designated a financial institution vacation.
Whether it is, it’s thought probably that colleges would shut for the day. Additional steering is anticipated when a choice is made.