How do Ofsted reach a judgement on ‘outstanding’ in FE colleges?. Helen Groves. The picture. Chief Inspector’s Reports Main Elements of the New CIF (Sept 2012) Implications for Providers. Chief Inspector’s Report – 2011/12 & 2012/13. Increasing number of colleges judged ‘ inadequate’
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71% of providers now good or outstanding + 7%
25% learners in provision less than good
– especially colleges
Literacy & numeracy standards cause for concern
- 2012/13 quality of current English & mathematics provision remains weak- FE now has clear mandate to improve these - Far too many young people from poorerbackgrounds fail to achieve in their post-16 destination & drop out
account of learner progress, often graded too high
2012/13- linking QA & PM to improve TLA
inspection grades, instability, mergers, changes in
senior managers, financial pressures etc.
2012/13 – not evaluative & low expectations
STRUCTURE OF GRADES – SEPTEMBER 2012 colleges?
Effectiveness of leadership & management
Quality of teaching, learning & assessment
Outcomes for Learners
TLA is central to inspection process & becomes main focus of activity
TLA constitutes main evaluation of performance for departments / subject areas
TLA & Data are 2 sides of same coin
– data historical picture – TLA here and now
HoDs & subject leaders are accountable for SR & standards of TLA
Senior colleges?managers to ensure literacy & numeracy & FS needs of all learners are met as part of main programme
Importance attached to standard of TLA in English , maths & FS
Levels of staff numeracy / literacy allows them to support learners adequately
CPD systematically maintains high levels of specialist staff expertise
Poor teaching to be addressed through robust performance management
Consider the last 2 slides and identify the main priority
for your department / area
To make this judgement, inspectors will evaluate the extent to which:
Further guidance colleges?
Where relevant, inspectors should take into account:
What evidence is required to demonstrate how well you have this aspect of the framework covered?
To what extent could this be marshalled with 2 days notice?
Are you ‘inspection ready?’
“mostly outstanding and never less than consistently good”
i.e. not the sum of a series of still photos
How feasible is it to achieve TLA across your organisation that is
“mostly outstanding and never less than consistently good” ?
What is required to establish outstanding TLA - consider handbook grade descriptors
- in your department / SSA/ subject ?
- across the organisation?
How will you know
when your area
Can you articulate this?
Is it shared & understood by your team?