Fraser Whieldon

  • Provider integrity at heart of Ofsted's new Common Inspection Framework

    Ofsted will soon focus on providers’ “integrity” during inspections, but its chief inspector has said she cannot turn the education watchdog into a police force. In a speech to launch a consultation on the new inspection process, Amanda Spielman said: “Two words that sum up my ambition for the framework and which underlie everything we

    9.32 Jan. 18th, 2019 | News

  • College funding to get its day in the sun with House of Commons debate

    A petition to increase college funding will get its day in the sun with a debate in the House of Commons. On January 21, MPs, led by Daniel Zeichner, will debate the topic after a student petition reached 69,000 signatures. It reads: “Funding for colleges has been cut by almost 30 per cent from 2009 to

    9.39 Jan. 17th, 2019 | News

  • Deficit hits £10m in three years as KCC continues to seek merger solution

    Kensington and Chelsea College is considering a fresh merger attempt as it runs down its reserves created by the controversial sale of a campus after years of being in deficit. The latest set of accounts for the embattled institution, which received its fifth consecutive grade three report from Ofsted this week, reveal more than £10

    11.30 Jan. 18th, 2019 | News

  • New Ofsted framework to be less reliant on achievement rate data

    Ofsted is looking to put “less emphasis” on achievement rate data in its proposed new inspection framework. The education watchdog will today launch its consultation on a refreshed inspection framework for further education and skills providers, as well as schools and early years settings. Scrapping the current “outcomes” grade and introducing a new “quality of

    0.01 Jan. 16th, 2019 | News