AEB, Devolution, Ofsted

Manchester provider’s AEB contracts terminated early

Bootcamps contract also ended by combined authority but provider continues to deliver the scheme through its local council

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Ofsted

Ofsted: ‘Constrained’ funding could ‘compromise’ inspection reliability

Watchdog's chair warns actions to absorb rising costs are a 'short-term fix' and will likely 'store up cost pressures'

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Colleges, Ofsted

Second consecutive ‘outstanding’ for Catholic sixth form college

St John Rigby RC Sixth Form College retains top marks 7 years after previous inspection

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Colleges, Ofsted

East Sussex sixth form college upgraded to ‘outstanding’

Bexhill College receives top Ofsted marks after first full inspection in 14 years

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Ofsted

Sir Martyn Oliver’s first big Ofsted speech: in full

Ofsted chief inspector promises to 'do more to recognise the challenging circumstances leaders face'

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Ofsted

Ofsted website change will show ‘component’ grades – Oliver

Visitors to watchdog's website will see sub-judgments like 'quality of education' and 'leadership and management' on provider pages

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey
Ofsted

Big Listen: Ofsted explores ‘withholding’ safeguarding failure reports

Sir Martyn Oliver vows to listen to criticism and ideas for 'big reforms'

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey and Josh Mellor
Apprenticeships, Ofsted

New Ofsted chief had ‘outdated’ view of apprenticeships as school head

Sir Martyn Oliver talked up careers guidance in his sector debut at AAC 2024

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Ofsted, SEND

Four things to know from Ofsted’s careers review in specialist colleges

Watchdog criticises local authority non-compliance with SEND learner transitions to FE and training

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel