We do not validate Ofsted Gradings
Whilst all our recent inspection reports outline Anderida homes as ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’, please be aware that we do not validate Ofsted Inspection gradings.
This is due to several very poor experiences of Ofsted Inspectors’ conduct, competence and consistency in application of the regulations, guidance and overall gradings. We will continue to allow Ofsted Inspectors access to our homes and to check on the wellbeing of the children, we will also allow them to review any evidence that is digitalised or recorded in paper form. We will protect staff’s rights and ensure they are able to have the support of colleagues during all Ofsted interviews and enquiries. This is to protect the wellbeing of our staff team. We will also monitor Ofsted whilst they are in our homes.
We cannot support Ofsted activities in our homes, in schools and in our community, until they address issues around their psychological safety, and how they will embody the standards and approach expected of all professionals who work in health, education and social care. Ofsted need to review the structure of inspections and how they apply this structure, inclusive of gradings.
Alongside looking at the above, we hope that Ofsted can seriously consider how their practice does not support the wellbeing of those working in the sector and works against its growth. Some practices are so destructive they play a direct role in the demise of adequate regulated children’s homes and the rise of unsafe, unregulated provisions. Ofsted, as a government body need to work to support and empower services, rather than as they are at the moment - a safeguarding risk to adults working in the sector and the children that need those services the most.
We have removed all Ofsted Gradings, logos and reports from our documents.
You can request reports from Ofsted directly.