Date 10 July 2020
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Venue Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, B4 6TB  
Cost £299 + VAT  
Lunch Included in the Fee  
Arrival 09.30 Registration and Coffee  
Start 10.00  
Finish 16.00  

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The New EIF & FE Handbook Published 14 May 2019 Preparing for Ofsted Inspection for Managers  (WS8256)

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Covering The New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook Published 14 May 2019, Effective 1 September 2019

'Really useful and crammed full of good information in an accessible and inspirational way - more than met expectations' Bridget Kelly - Chief Executive, Shift Media

'Very informative session with practical advice how to prepare for inspection, from a person who knows the subject inside out' Paul Fleming - Standards and Funding Manager, Leicestershire County Council

'Excellent Refresher' Pat Dyson – College Principal, Sense

'Outstanding, a massively impactful course. Delivered in an easy to understand method' Dominic Wilkinson - Senior Education Coach, KFC

'Excellent course, very detailed answered all my questions fully' Debra Bowman – Education Manager, NAC Group

'An outstanding topic delivered by a very experienced and capable person' Prof M Jehangir – Head of Academic Department, Grafton College of Management Sciences

'A very informative course, it was extremely useful and the delivery was excellent' Adele Richards - Assistant Head of Faculty, Newcastle-Under-Lyme College

'Very informative and practical course. Very knowledgeable trainer who was good at speaking to a variety of positions' Anne Wilshin, Curriculum Manager - Northamptonshire County Council Adult Learning

'Very supportive and informative session, which will enable me to enthuse other members of the management team, about Inspection Prep!' Alison Frosdick – Senior Manager Teaching and Learning, Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills

'Helpful across the sector. Approachable and valuable insight into Inspection expectations' Kate Mara – Partnership Coordinator, Newman University

Maximising your readiness for the new Ofsted inspections in 2019; New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019

This course has been completely updated, so that it covers the New Education Inspection Framework and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019.

This workshop provides high quality practical and pragmatic guidance on how managers in providers can best be prepared to present their organisation or department to best effect to inspectors under the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019.  This course will provide clear guidance on the latest changes and will help you to prepare for inspections throughout 2019/20. Providers should consider very clearly how they will approach their next inspection. Poor performance at inspection can have disastrous consequences for contract renewal and business growth. All Providers, especially those anticipating an inspection in the near future, need therefore to think carefully about how they will maintain or improve their grades.

With just a 2-day notice period there will not be time for provider nominees to obtain useful advice, additional information, or arrange personal training once the inspection is announced. It is imperative that Colleges, Learning Providers and other organisations, subject to FE & Skills Inspections, plan ahead to ensure that their nominees – including a “back up” nominee in case of sickness or holidays - attend suitable training well in advance of a possible inspection.

Colleges and Learning Providers aiming for good or outstanding inspection results cannot afford to compromise on the quality of their provision.  It is almost as important to ensure that the inspection result accurately reflects the quality of that provision. It is essential that managers and their nominee are fully conversant with the requirements of the New Education Inspection Framework and the Ofsted FE Handbook that were implemented on 1 September 2019.

This one-day workshop is designed to provide just such training.

This workshop has been totally updated to include the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019. Changes include:

  • Changes to the types of provision and to the key judgements
  • New Quality of Education judgement
  • Emphasis on the "What" and "How". How providers decide what to teach and why. How well they do it
  • Looking at Outcomes in context and whether they are the result of a coherently planned curriculum
  • Better understand the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019, that was implemented on 1 September 2019
  • Changes to inspection methods; depth not breadth
  • Less reliance on Learning Observations; more focus on work scrutiny and "deep dives"
  • Fewer meeting with managers and more use of first hand evidence
  • Recognise the Ofsted focus in 2019/20 and the implementation of the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook, effective from September 2019

Questions that were and still are important include:

  • What is the capacity of the organisation's leaders to drive continuous improvement?
  • Do the leaders truly understand what it takes for the provision to be "Successful"
  • Is the quality of the provision being sustained?

This course will enable attendees to recognise the Ofsted focus in 2019/20 and to more effectively implement the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook, effective 1 September 2019

The 2015 CIF is no longer the latest current version. It has been replaced by the new Education Inspection Framework, EIF, and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019. These were implemented on 1 September 2019. The EIF underwent a lengthy consultation process until 5 April 2019.

Please note that the workshop is developed and delivered by Excellence in Learning. It is not an official Ofsted event.  Where official Ofsted Nominee Training is available we would recommend attendance at both, as the content emphasis may differ.  

For Whom

This intensive one-day workshop will be of interest to anyone who might act as nominee on an Ofsted FE & Skills Inspection, or who might represent their organisation locally on a similar regional or national inspection. It is suitable for personnel from all FE & Skills organisations subject to inspection by Ofsted under the Common Inspection Framework. This includes FE Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, Independent Specialist Colleges, Independent Learning Providers, Community Learning & Skills Providers, Higher Education Institutions providing FE, Modern Apprenticeships and Employers providing training to their own employees funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.  

This workshop is heavily biased towards the FE & Skills sector inspections. The content in respect of presenting evidence, questioning and challenging findings is highly relevant to everyone in the sector.

It is not intended for staff from schools or academies, which are subject to Section 5 inspections. Nor is it intended to provide a detailed update on safeguarding or data.

Aims and Objectives

As a result of this workshop participants will better able to understand and recognise:

  • The New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019
  • Recognise the current Ofsted focus in 2019/20 and the implementation of the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook, effective from September 2019
  • The Importance of evidencing high quality
      • teaching learning and assessment
      • good or better outcomes
      • continuous improvement across all the provision
      • robust and effective Leadership, Management and Governance
      • compliance with the revised safeguarding requirements
  • The need for robust and accurate Self Assessment, Reporting and Improvement Planning
  • The relationship and importance of the SAR to the inspection process
  • What data and other statistics are required for 2 day notice inspections and why
  • How to evidence judgements and grading decisions if asked at inspection
  • What needs to be done, when and where?
  • The role of the managers during Inspection

and be better able to

  • Prepare themselves, their organisation and their staff for short notice or a full inspection
  • To evaluate and quality-assure the learning process in their provision

Course Leaders

The Chief Course Leader is an Ofsted Inspector who was selected to continue to inspect with Ofsted after its September 2015 "cull" and inspected throughout 2018/19. He has personally taken part in hundreds of Ofsted inspections and is acknowledged as a leading authority within the Ofsted community. He is also the recent Chair of a College Governing Body and was the Chief Executive of one of the largest UK specialist Training Providers. He is an excellent communicator, with a wealth of practical experience and outstanding theoretical knowledge at his fingertips.

All of our Course Leaders are highly experienced and currently carry out work as Ofsted Inspectors. They have significant experience of the current Ofsted inspection arrangements and have completed a significant number of college, provider and adult inspections, both short and long.

Delegate Feedback

'Very informative with very useful handouts and ideas to take back and practical.'
Quality Manager, Leeds City Council

This was an extremely useful session, which highlighted useful pointers to prepare for new inspection. The deliverer was extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic and was very personable. Thank you.
Head of F/S & LS, Chesterfield College

'Excellent overview of how to prepare, not just for inspection, but how to improve the whole provision.' 
Quality Assurance Manager, Training for Travel

'Very detailed workshop about what to expect when notified of inspection. Excellent facilitator, encouraging wide ranging discussions.'
Business Improvement Director, JHP Group

'I would highly recommend it: It has opened my eyes to the Ofsted process and reassured/prepared me. It has also given me practical ideas for tackling Ofsted preparation.'
Lecturer, St Mary's University College

Content

This workshop is split into six distinct sessions that inter-relate and build to provide clear guidance and support for those facing inspection in 2018/19 as implemented under the latest 2018 Ofsted Handbook and the still valid 2015 Common Inspection Framework.

1. The New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019.
The first session summarises the key requirements and the implications for providers under the new EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019:

  • Key Focus, Changes and Developments
  • The Increased focus on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • The Increased focus on the need for management to drive continuous improvement
  • Information required of providers prior to, during and after Inspection

2.  The Inspection Time-Line
The second session explores the key time-frames and stages in the inspection process and emphasises what Providers should do

  • Before Inspection
  • On first contact with the Lead Inspector and the team
  • About the Planning Meeting
  • Upon receiving the briefing letter – the implications
  • In reacting to the arrival of the inspection team
  • About providing information and data to the inspection team
  • During and after Inspection

3Data
Understanding what is required and making sure it is available

  • iLPR  Data
  • QSR Data
  • 'In Year' Data
  • Your data (if RARPA programmes)
  • Additional Data likely to be requested and expected to be ready, during Inspection

4. Preparing your curriculum “base room”
There will also be detailed guidance on the base room and how to ensure that inspectors have all the key information they need, laid out in an organised and systematic manner. With the latest Inspection regime, careful preparation and relevant documentation from the provider has become even more important - having key information that is readily available (not necessarily in the base room) is essential.

5.   During Inspection – avoiding the common problems
This session explores some of the common areas that frequently let providers down at Inspection and demonstrates simple-to-implement ways to avoid, or to overcome these pitfalls

  • Evidence
  • Staff Knowledge
  • The Role of The managers
  • Health and safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Documents and learners work

6.   Key Differences Summarised with the New Education Inspection Framework and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and effective on 1 September 2019:

  • Changes to the types of provision and to the key judgements
  • New Quality of Education judgement
  • Emphasis on the "What" and "How". How providers decide what to teach and why. How well they do it
  • Looking at Outcomes in context and whether they are the result of a coherently planned curriculum
  • Better understand the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019, that was implemented on 1 September 2019
  • Changes to inspection methods; depth not breadth
  • Less reliance on Learning Observations; more focus on work scrutiny and "deep dives"
  • Fewer meeting with managers and more use of first hand evidence
  • Recognise the Ofsted focus in 2019/20 and the implementation of the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook, effective from September 2019

This course has been completely updated, so that it covers the New Education Inspection Framework and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019.

Covering The New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook Published 14 May 2019, Effective 1 September 2019

Internal Staff Training and Development

This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

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Certificates of Professional Development.

This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities

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