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Ofsted boss Sir Michael hits out at schools over careers guidance

Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw has attacked schools over their record on providing careers guidance saying “too few are...

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FE Week policy summit details

FE Week will be holding a policy summit, chaired by Dame Ruth Silver, Friday next week (September 20), 3-4:30pm,...

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Opinion

Spot the inspection difference on work-based learning

Different delivery environments for vocational learning are a hallmark of many independent training provid­ers — and that’s something that...

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Opinion

Ofsted and improvement: living up to expectations?

As the time for the next Chief Inspector’s Annual Report approaches, three members of the Policy Consortium — which...

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Nick Linford
Opinion

Looking at the bigger college picture

A new focus on teaching and learning may well have become the valued hallmark of Ofsted’s current common inspection...

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Nick Linford
Profiles

Matthew Coffey, director of FE and skills, Ofsted

There’s a choice of comfy little red sofa with two small armchairs either side, or a cold but smart...

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FE and Skills Inspections : 2012/13 review

Download your free copy of the FE Week 16-page special report on Ofsted inspections in 2012/13 Click here to...

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Opinion

Older and wiser on inspection

Ofsted’s criticism of the college sector last year was a bitter pill to swallow and the toughened up common...

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News

Conflict of interest group’s no show

Plans for a Skills Funding Agency-led panel to investigate potential conflicts of interest where awarding organisations also deliver education...

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Nick Linford