Articles from Ofsted

Research into further education subcontracting launched

Ofsted is launching a new research project to look at the subcontracting landscape within further education #FE Subcontracting remains a popular option for FE providers. Last academic year, subcontracting accounted for around £650 million in government funding on adult learning and apprenticeship provision and also fully or partially funded courses for over 25,000 students aged 16 to 19 at hundreds of subcontractors.

What does the new education inspection framework mean for further education and skills providers?

What our new education inspection framework (EIF) means for further education and skills providers. As most of you will be aware, we introduced our new EIF on 1 September. Thanks to all of you who took time to respond to our consultation, which was well received and helped us to confirm our proposals or modify them as necessary.

Home education: a choice or last resort?

Home education is often being chosen by parents of children with complex needs as a last resort Children leaving secondary school to be home-educated often have complex needs and some make the move as a last resort rather than a preferred choice, new research by Ofsted has revealed.

How can we ensure public confidence in qualifications?

Speech by Sally Collier to the Federation of Awarding Bodies conference, on the role of Ofqual in maintaining public confidence in qualifications:

Carefully planned curriculum intent can help deal with social disadvantage

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