Ofsted

High praise for university in first tranche of Ofsted’s level 6 and 7 apprenticeship inspections

Ofsted’s first new provider monitoring visits of level 6 and 7 apprenticeship provision have resulted positive results for higher...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

UTC jumps from Ofsted ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ in a year

A university technical college (UTC) has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted just a year after being hit with the...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

New ‘skills measure’ would trigger Ofsted inspections

Colleges that fail to align their provision with local and national needs will trigger Ofsted inspections in the future,...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

NHS trust’s apprenticeship contract terminated after Ofsted finds ‘inappropriate behaviour’

An NHS trust has had its apprenticeship contract terminated after Ofsted found serious safety concerns. Nearly 700 apprentices are...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

Ofsted finds learners unaware they are on an apprenticeship

A private provider has been suspended from taking on new learners after Ofsted found a “few cases” of apprentices...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

Ofsted confirms inspection changes following sexual abuse review

Inspectors will review sexual abuse records and consider how colleges handle related incidents when Ofsted returns to routine inspections...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

New provider hits out at validity of Ofsted inspection done ‘on limited contact time’

A new apprenticeship provider has expressed its “frustrations” with the validity of an Ofsted report that now threatens its...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

Education to ‘broaden minds’: Is Ofsted chief inspector singing a new tune?

The Ofsted chief inspector appears to have changed her view on using education to direct learners into work, after...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

DfE considering ‘accelerated inspections’ to help Ofsted tackle Covid backlog

Gavin Williamson has revealed the government is looking to accelerate the timetable for Ofsted inspections in order to address...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden