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					Advice note to DCSF following visit to
an independent school to assess an
application to make a material change


This form should be used for either a day school or a residential school, including a
visit to assess changes to residential provision only.

School:                                  DCSF number:
                                         Unique Reference Number (URN):
                                         Social Care URN: SC

HMI/additional inspectors:               Date of visit:
Social Care Inspector:


(In use from January 2010)
Information about the school
Include: a brief note of the location and nature of the school and premises including
any off-site or multi-site provision, boarding provision, details of any religious
affiliation or special ethos, details of the pupil group including the nature of their
special needs, if any. For schools with residential provision, please indicate whether
this is a boarding or a residential special school, or if it is a registered children’s
home offering education. (Please delete)
Purpose of the visit
Include: the nature of the material change being sought, and whether this will affect
the residential or educational provision or both. (Please delete)
Advice to the DCSF
Education
(If the visit only relates to welfare matters please delete this section.)

Please consider each material change proposed supplying evidence in support of
your judgements.

Indicate in the table below the quality of any lessons seen. (Please delete)

EF no.      Year        Subject                                     Teaching         Progress      Curriculum
            group                                                   (grade)          (grade)       (grade)




Please indicate below any of the Independent Schools (Standards) regulations which
are not met and what the school must do to meet them. (Please delete)

In order to meet the requirements in full, the school should:

           (paragraph number and text)


Welfare
(If the visit only relates to education matters please delete this section.)

Include: a brief description of your activities on the visit; which issues you
investigated and your judgements including any supporting evidence.

Please indicate below any of the national minimum standards for boarding
schools/residential special schools (delete as appropriate) which are not met as a

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result of the proposed change and state what the school must do to meet them.
(Please delete)


In order to meet the requirements of the national minimum standards for boarding
schools/residential special schools (delete one) in full, the school should:

           (NMS number and text)



Recommendation
Is the material change recommended?
Delete two of the following three statements – refer to guidance.

YES

YES, when the school provides evidence of improvement in relation to the unmet
regulations detailed above.

The material change is recommended for education/welfare (delete) only,
because….

NO, because ……….

For   number of day pupils:
For   number of boarders:
For   age range:
For   gender of pupils:
For   special educational needs:




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