Summary

Other than the inclusion emphasising that ‘inspectors usually inspect and report careers guidance’, reference to the ‘Technical and Further Education Act 2017’ and a few re-numbered changes there appears to be no further changes.  If you spot anything please drop me a note at hello@mesma.co.uk

What has changed?

For use from Sept 2017 For use from Jan 2018
Para 10 – Providers judged good for overall effectiveness at their most recent inspection will usually be inspected within the three years from September 2015. This will normally be a short inspection but may be a full inspection where information suggests that this is the most appropriate course of action, for example if the provider’s performance has declined. For more information, see the section on short inspections (paragraphs 114 to 147). A good provider may also be inspected as part of Ofsted’s survey work, or through a monitoring visit or similar activity Para 10 – Providers judged good for overall effectiveness at their most recent inspection will usually be inspected within the three years from September 2015. This will normally be a short inspection but may be a full inspection where information suggests that this is the most appropriate course of action, for example if the provider’s performance has declined. For more information, see the section on short inspections (paragraphs 114 to 148). A good provider may also be inspected as part of Ofsted’s survey work, or through a monitoring visit or similar activity.

 

Para 19 – Providers judged good at their last inspection will normally have a short inspection. Information about short inspections is in paragraphs 114 to 147 of this handbook.

 

Para 19 – Providers judged good at their last inspection will normally have a short inspection. Information about short inspections is in paragraphs 114 to 148 of this handbook.

 

Para 71 – Short inspections (see paragraphs 114 to 147) will normally last no longer than two days on site, although the number of inspectors involved will vary according to the size and complexity of the provider. Some inspectors may only be required for part of the inspection.

 

Para 71 – Short inspections (see paragraphs 114 to 148) will normally last no longer than two days on site, although the number of inspectors involved will vary according to the size and complexity of the provider. Some inspectors may only be required for part of the inspection.

 

Para 126 – There are three possible outcomes for a short inspection. These are explained below and illustrated in the diagram on page 35 Para 126 – There are three possible outcomes for a short inspection. These are explained below and illustrated in the diagram on page 33

 

 

  New Para 128 – Inspectors will usually inspect and report on careers guidance.[1]

New footnote-

[1] Section 41 of the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 requires that Ofsted ‘comment’ on careers guidance provided to students in further education colleges, sixth form colleges and designated institutions. The Act defines students for this purpose as those aged 16 to 18 and those up to age 25 with an education, health and care (EHC) plan. While the statutory duty applies only to the inspection of the above institutions, inspectors will inspect and comment in similar fashion on careers advice on short and full inspections of all further education and skills providers as appropriate. If there are no 16- to 19-year-olds or those with EHC plans, the inspection may not cover careers guidance.

 

Para 154 – Inspectors will first judge the effectiveness of each type of provision inspected. The section ‘Evaluating types of provision’ (paragraph 182) sets out how inspectors will evaluate the overall effectiveness of each type of provision.

 

Para 155 – Inspectors will first judge the effectiveness of each type of provision inspected. The section ‘Evaluating types of provision’ (paragraph 183) sets out how inspectors will evaluate the overall effectiveness of each type of provision.

 

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