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Prepare for Ofsted – Quality Audit/Mock Inspection

An Ofsted inspection can be a very stressful experience for organisations and their staff. It is important to be as prepared as possible and ensure your staff know what to expect under the Common Inspection Framework. Working to the Evaluation Schedule our consultants will review all aspects of the inspection or focus on the areas your organisation has identified as areas of concern.

Whether you require a focus on a specific area of provision or a whole organisational approach, our consultants are here to support you as critical friends.

We will help you to prepare for your monitoring visit or your full inspection and assist you with your Quality Improvement Plan.

Our consultants have all been Ofsted Inspectors previously, they have expertise in:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Outcomes for learners
  • 16 to 19 study programmes
  • Adult learning programmes
  • Apprenticeships – particularly implementing the new standards and preparing apprentices for their End Point Assessment (EPA).
  • Safeguarding

Our consultants can help to prepare your organisation for its Ofsted inspection; we have expertise in:

  • Early Years
  • FE Colleges
  • Private Training Providers
  • Employer Apprenticeship Providers
  • Adult Community Colleges

Prior to our planned mock inspection we will discuss your requirements and any specific areas of concern you may have. Our consultants will carry out lesson observations, dual observations with members of your observer team, meetings with staff and students, interview curriculum leads, safeguarding leads and your Ofsted nominee. At the end of the quality audit/ mock inspection, we will give verbal feedback and this will be followed up with a written report detailing our findings and proposed areas for development.

Following our visit we can continue to work your organisation with ongoing consultancy services, if required.

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If you would like to discuss your requirements or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert team.