Articles from Ofsted

Paul Joyce speaks about 20% Off the Job Training #OTJT

There remain some issues with apprenticeship reforms, but Paul believes things are getting better, and beginning to bed down. 

What @Ofsted will look at during an inspection of an FE and skills provider

Ofsted today (23 May) updated their, "Full inspections of further education and skills providers" leaflet for providers. This leaflet outlines what Ofsted will look at during an inspection of a further education and skills provider, and can be used to help providers prepare for inspection after they have been notified, and covers the following topics:

Welfare and duty of care in Armed Forces initial training

Ofsted’s annual reports on the effectiveness of welfare and duty of care for recruits and trainees in Armed Forces initial training. 

Inspecting learning and skills training for people in custody

Ofsted today (28 Mar) updated thie handbook for providers and Ofsted inspectors on inspecting training and work activities for young adults and adults prisons and young offender institutions. 

Amanda Spielman’s Speech to the Annual Apprenticeship Conference

Amanda Spielman’s Speech to the Annual Apprenticeship Conference being held in the ICC, Birmingham today (22 Mar).

Ofsted apprentice wins award

Ofsted apprentice Molly Wilson has won the Damar Training advanced apprentice of the year award.

Inspecting secure training centres

Ofsted today (21 Dec) updated their guidance for the framework and evaluation schedule for inspection of secure training centres. This document sets out the the inspection of secure training centres to be led by Ofsted in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Care Quality Commission.

No provider is too big to fail, declares Ofsted as it launches Annual Report

The further education and skills sector provides education, training and apprenticeships for around 3.3 million learners aged 16 and above. In 2016/17 it received £7.8 billion in funding.

Podcast with Ofsted's Paul Joyce

Ofsted's Paul Curry explains learner health and wellbeing importance

It is vital that we provide our young people with the skills, opportunities and services they need to lead healthier, happier lives. Traditionally, Ofsted has been concerned with students' abilities to achieve success in their education and this remains important.