• Barnfield College could lose its apprenticeships provision

    Barnfield College has been rated grade four by Ofsted for apprenticeships, which means it will lose the right to offer them under updated government rules. An inspection report out this morning rated it ‘requires improvement’ in all other headline fields, except for adult learning programmes and provision for people with high needs, where it was ‘good’.

    9.56 Mar. 7th, 2018 | News

  • Ex-learner guilty of rape at college criticised for safeguarding

    A former student at a college that Ofsted identified as struggling from “endemic” sexualised behaviour has been found guilty of raping another pupil multiple times on the campus. Hereward College said this week that it was “deeply saddened” and extended its sympathies to the victim, after a 23-year-old man was convicted of four counts of

    17.33 Oct. 9th, 2017 | News

  • Ofstedwatch: Contrasting fortunes for colleges

    This week saw a reverse of fortunes for two colleges – with Ofsted dragging one down from ‘outstanding’ but boosting another two grades from ‘inadequate’. Meanwhile, a good week for the independent sector saw Northern Care Training Limited made the leap from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’. Blackburn College lost its ‘outstanding’ rating following an inspection in mid-March

    16.45 May. 5th, 2017 | News

  • 'Large-scale incident’ exposes college safeguarding failures in inadequate Ofsted report

    Epping Forest College has been rated ‘inadequate’ across-the-board, in an Ofsted report out today that warned of safeguarding failings that emerged through a “large-scale incident” during the inspection. The education watchdog, which inspected the college between November 15 and 18 last year, found that the safeguarding processes and procedures at Epping Forest failed to “ensure

    17.28 Jan. 6th, 2017 | News

  • Insufficient progress for inadequate college

    A college that nose-dived from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’ in March has been slammed by Ofsted again for making insufficient progress. Following its second monitoring visit since the education watchdog’s damning report, Mid-Cheshire College was deemed to have made ‘insufficient progress’ in improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and with ensuring learners make good progress and

    16.33 Oct. 28th, 2016 | News