Proposals would focus inspections where they have the greatest impact, says Ofsted consultation
A new consultation launched today proposes a more focused approach to inspection of the further education (FE) and skills system.
Under the new proposals, Ofsted would focus inspections on providers and issues which would have the greatest impact on improving outcomes for learners. The frequency and type of inspection would be guided by the perceived capacity of colleges and other providers to improve.
The new approach, outlined in A Focus on Improvement: Proposals for FE and skills system inspections from September 2009, will be piloted during the autumn and spring terms with selected colleges and providers.
The consultation will run for three months, with the final version of the proposals to be implemented in September 2009.