A Day with Ofsted 2020

Recordings available to purchase (live event took place on 18 January 2021, Online)


A Day with Ofsted 2020


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.



Who would benefit:

  • Principals, Vice-Principals - FE Colleges
  • Chief Executives, Managing Directors - Employment and Skills Providers
  • Chief Education Officers
  • Inspection Nominees
  • Directors of Learning and Teaching
  • Senior Managers
  • Directors and Heads of Quality and Improvement
  • Directors of Vocational Training and Education
  • Heads of 16+ development
  • Operations Directors
  • Directors and Heads of Curriculum and Development
  • Prime Contractors
  • Adult Community Learning Providers
  • FE College based WBL Providers including supply chain sub contractors


Comments from A Day with Ofsted 2019 include: 
  • "As usual, an excellent event with many areas covered by Ofsted staff to help and support providers pre, during and post inspection."
  • "Direct honest answers are very helpful. The employer panel was great and should be repeated"
  • "Very informative and enjoyable day. Presentations were all very good."
  • "Good sessions, Ofsted Speakers going into detail on the new EIF was really good."
  • "Really useful insight day as someone whose role is to support employer-providers. Lots learnt and useful to share."
  • "An excellent day. All contributors provided real food for thought and excellent guidance."
  • ''Well organised professional event, my 1st experience with AELP and all very impressive from booking to the support during the event."
  • "Thank you - quite inciteful & welcomed the showcase panel & networking opportunity."
  • ''Well organised & informative"
  • ''Good overview of Ofsted Inspection process. Informative day, particularly for those providers embarking on a training programme subject to Ofsted Inspection."


AELP Member Rate
First Delegate: £99 + VAT 

Non-Member Rate
First Delegate: £199 + VAT 


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.

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