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Snapshot of the first ever UKFEchat conference

 I’ve had this idea of how to report on the UKFEchat conference in London last week. It involves capturing a random set of images and impressions that give just a flavour of the event. I was going to call it … Continue reading

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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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To be a Pilgrim: Borrowing a Song for Lent

This piece was written for the second #UKFEchat Guide book, published on 13 February 2015. It appeared under the title “Barriers to Progress” but since this is Ash Wednesday I thought I’d give it a title more appropriate to the … Continue reading

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“I want to be a mum” (Careers guidance in the twenty-first century)

‘Tis (still) the season to be jolly! Oh no it’s not. Oh yes it is! This year we went to two pantos. On Boxing Day we drove across several times zones to arrive in Clacton-on-Sea in time for the two … 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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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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