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The second #UKFEchat visit to Ofsted HQ: a personal perspective

This morning I visited Ofsted HQ in Holborn with colleagues and friends from the FE social media group on Twitter. This was the second such visit. The first took place eight months ago as part of what I had envisaged … Continue reading

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Good with Outstanding Features – It’s Official!

Good news! Ofsted will announce later today that following months of public consultation they will finally be recalibrating the grading of the Learning and Skills Common Inspection Framework. A new grade, intended to identify colleges and training providers progressing well … Continue reading

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Yes, but… A personal response to the Ofsted consultation

Ofsted are consulting on a new framework for the inspection of maintained schools, academies, further education and skills providers, non-association independent schools and registered early years settings. This is a personal response to the three main proposals. Please read that … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Colleges

This piece was written for the first ever #UKFEchat Guide book, published on 4 September 2014. The Guide can be downloaded for free in various formats from http://www.ukfechat.com. Unlike my other blogs, it has had the benefit of an editor … Continue reading

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So, how did your Ofsted go then?

Well first of all, thanks for asking. As you know, a full Ofsted inspection is like one of those mythical trips to Las Vegas: what happens in Ofsted stays in Ofsted – at least until the report is published. This one … Continue reading

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