Category Archives: Inspection

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 https://www.gov.uk/changes-to-education-inspection-from-september-2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-and-skills-inspection-handbook-from-september-2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-of-education-inspection-understanding-the-changes Video clips Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s Head of Education Inspection, introduces upcoming changes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ttvAojAaO_E Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted’s National Director for further education and skills – inspection changes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CNuMUmCOpxA 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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