• Ofsted’s new framework is not a good fit with FE providers

    With just over two months to go until the new education inspection framework comes into action, Ofsted has found its model for assessing the quality of lessons “does not fit” FE providers. In what one adviser to a former skills minister called an “extremely worrying” admission, the education watchdog said it needs to come up

    10.30 Jun. 28th, 2019 | News

  • Will the new Ofsted framework work for FE?

    Frank Coffield steals Ofsted’s language to grade last week’s new inspection framework How do FE and Skills (FE&S) fare in the new inspection framework? I’ve inspected the proposals from the perspective of FE&S and provide formative feedback using Ofsted’s grading scale and language. First, its strengths. The handbook is much shorter than its predecessor, but

    13.15 Jan. 25th, 2019 | Opinion