The absence of full Ofsted inspections since mid-March 2020 does not detract from the importance of this year’s annual report from the Chief Inspector nor the need for the providers to be fully prepared for inspection related activity when the Covid-related restrictions end.
AELP’s ‘A Day with Ofsted’ event provides an overview of the 2020 annual report and also gave delegates the chance to learn about Ofsted’s intended approach to inspection related activity in 2021. Experiences were shared about the autumn’s interim visits, the impact on learning and the quality of the remote delivery of learning during the lockdown.
The event considered other developments during 2020 such as the announced plan for Ofsted to inspect apprenticeships at all levels from now on, the checks on subcontracted delivery and employer involvement in inspections. Safeguarding, ‘Prevent’ and careers advice as mainstays of the Education Inspection Framework were also featured.
Chaired by AELP’s Paul Warner, the keynote address was be made by Paul Joyce HMI, Ofsted's Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills and the event had input from Richard Pemble HMI and Richard Beynon SHMI. There was also a provider roundtable and input from providers to hear from their perspective.
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A Day with Ofsted 2020 took place online on the Aventri virtual platform. Delegates received an initial confirmation email upon booking, a final confirmation email with joining instructions was sent to all delegates closer to the conference start date.
The Aventri virtual platform will support Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and above, which follows Microsoft’s own support policy. For all other browsers such as Chrome, FireFox, and Safari that support Auto-Update, Aventri will support the latest version of each. Mobile browsers supported include Chrome, Android 4.4+, and Safari on the latest two versions of iOS.