Category Archives: Inspection

Updated Further Education and Skills Inspection Handbook from Ofsted (September 2017)

OfstedFurther_education_and_skills_inspection_handbook_for_use_from_September_… Word version of the Inspection Handbook in use from September 2017 onwards by Ofsted.   OfstedFurther_education_and_skills_inspection_handbook_for_use_from_September_.. PDF version of the¬†Inspection Handbook in use from September 2017 onwards by Ofsted. This link dispels some of the myths around … Continue reading

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Starting up your freelance business

I have been out on my own in business for about five years now as a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in the Further Education sector of the UK and the sole trader life is an addictive blend of excitement, … Continue reading

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The new Common Inspection Framework for FE 2015: The documents, slides and guides from Ofsted

Guidance Documents Video clips Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s Head of Education Inspection, introduces upcoming changes: Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted’s National Director for further education and skills – inspection changes: Andy Wilson, college principal, talks about his experience … Continue reading

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Preparing for Mocksted/Ofsted: Tips for Positive Self-Management

The amount of stress and pressure that inspections can cause is evident in all the colleges where I work as a consultant, trainer and coach and this is both saddening and infuriating.¬†Ofsted are an unavoidable fact of life for us … Continue reading

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