West Midlands Ofsted Big Conversation continues on 17th September 2016   Leave a comment

I have been involved with the West Midlands Ofsted Big Conversation (OBC) since day one, and although for the last year I have had to take a back seat and hand over to others to do the organising and attending of meetings – I have been keeping a close eye on developments.

For those of you who have never heard of OBC or maybe have heard of it but don’t know the history of how it started. you might be interested in reading these blogs

Feedback of first ever OBC meeting 14th September 2013

Blog with personal comment about meeting on 29th April 2014

I have also attended a Regional Chairs meeting in London during my time as the Wst Midlands regional chair, but as I have said all of that came to end last year when I was really quite poorly. I handed over responsibility to Tricia Wellings to keep things ticking over – but in fact she did far more than that and has recruited new committee members (including a new chair Nazma Meah) and increased interest from most of the LA areas that make up the West Midlands, as well as producing guidelines to work to.

The latest minutes of the steering group are available on the OBC website can be read HERE

So now we are up to date with the next open meeting for everyone with an interest in networking with colleagues, getting up to date information direct from Ofsted, and opportunity to ask questions, organised for Saturday 17th September 2016

Full details including how to book can by found HERE

I am attending and I hope to meet with many colleagues from the West Midlands area to continue the conversation with Ofsted.

(Those wondering why I am attending when I no longer have a setting; it is because as a campaigner, a volunteer and an advocate of children and the settings they attend – particularly childminder settings – I need to ‘in the loop’ and as fully informed as possible)

Posted August 28, 2016 by psw260259 in My thoughts on current childcare issues

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