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Planning for your next Ofsted inspection

Planning for your next Ofsted inspection: Live Workshop

25 March 2024 (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm) Live and Online with Lou Doyle
Louise Doyle CEO Mesma
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Many of you are focused on planning for your next Ofsted inspection. Whether you are expecting a full or short inspection visit, you want to ensure that you, and your team, are well-prepared.

In February 2022 Ofsted announced that all FE colleges, sixth-form colleges, designated institutions and apprenticeship providers not inspected since 2021 would receive an inspection by September 2025. See here for that announcement in full.

Ofsted is a regular theme of our work with providers but we recognise that not everyone needs, or can access, a full package of support to ensure Ofsted preparedness. You may be looking for a solid introduction or a well-grounded refresher from someone with lots of experience.

This is a 2.5-hour online workshop that condenses Mesma and SDN’s collective experience working with hundreds of education providers.

We will show you that Ofsted readiness is not a ‘dark art’ and there are tried and tested tools and practices that have helped hundreds of providers to be well prepared and reassured.

Session goals:

Our objective is that you will leave us with more clarity and confidence around planning and preparing for inspection.

We will show you how to create your inspection readiness plan and develop a sustainable model for self-assessment and improvement planning.

This will support you in identifying your organisational strengths and priority areas for improvement – the key to the Mesma ‘no-surprises’ mantra for inspections.

During this practical session, you will:

  • Develop your understanding of the inspection process and requirements
  • Improve inspection readiness for you and your colleagues
  • Clearly articulate evidence-based strengths and weaknesses during your inspection
  • Demonstrate an effective model of prioritised quality improvement planning


Who is involved?

This workshop is being delivered in partnership with our colleagues at SDN. The SDN team have supported over 5,000 apprenticeship staff, from 1000 organisations, to prepare for the reforms. They have also worked closely with over 80 of the trailblazer employer groups, giving us a unique insight into what is required.

Your speaker is Lou Doyle – CEO at Mesma. We are quality assurance and improvement specialists offering dedicated quality-focused software, resources and advisory support.

You’ll also have the chance to share good practices and experiences with other like-minded providers and experienced quality professionals. Previous session feedback tells us that in-person attendance is essential to get the maximum value from this workshop.

The Details…

  • With Lou Doyle - CEO at Mesma and Senior Associate at SDN
  • 25 March 2024
  • 13:00 - 15:30
  • Booking via the SDN website
  • Single or group workshop tickets includes: The live session - recordings - materials and resources.
  • Workshop tickets plus support session: Because a small amount of 1-2-1 advice goes a long way; you can include a dedicated advisory session for pre or post-inspection support at special rate.
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