FE and Skills Inspection: Achieving 'Outstanding' #feis2012
18 Sep 2012

Headline Speakers

Broadcast from London

Are you ready for the new Common Inspection Framework?

The 2012 revised Common Inspection Framework for Further Education and Skills planned to bring a number of critical changes to the inspection process

The biggest single change likely to affect you is the notice period for inspections. This will be reduced from 3 weeks to a maximum of 2 days. Given inspections on more or less ‘surprise’ basis, how do you best prepare staff and students?

Also, under the new framework, providers will not be rated ‘outstanding’ without outstanding teaching, learning and assessment. Meanwhile, the 'satisfactory' rating will be replaced with 'requires improvement’, and providers will be re-inspected within 12 to 18 months. 

Watch this conference and you will be able to benchmark your provision against leading colleges. You’ll also be able to question Ofsted representatives, so you get a true understanding of the new inspection framework. Plus, you’ll share experiences with the colleges involved in the CIF pilot project.

Programme
10:00
Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Executive Director, 157 Group
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

10:15
Mike Davis HMI, Principal Officer, FE Colleges, Ofsted
The 2012 Common Inspection Framework

10:35
Gordon Gillespie, Vice-Principal of Curriculum, Planning and Quality, Lincoln College
Achieving outstanding

10:55
Questions, comments and discussion
11:15
Break
11:45
Toni Fazaeli, Chief Executive, Institute for Learning
Teaching and learning: what does ‘outstanding’ look like?

12:05
Christine Slaymaker, Principal and Chief Executive, Farnborough College of Technology
Improving outcomes for learners

12:25
Colin Booth, Principal, Barnsley College
Excellence in leadership and management

12:45
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Break
14:00
Michele Sutton OBE, Principal and Chief Executive, Bradford College
Results from the 2012 pilot: Bradford College

14:20
Panel discussion: preparing students and staff for inspection
Cliff Shaw, Vice Principal, Learning and Quality, Yeovil College.

15:00
Break
15:20
Key issue seminar 1: Excellence in safeguarding, equality and diversity
Phil Barnett, LSIS Associate, LSIS

15:20
Key issue seminar 2: Action Trumps Everything – are you prepared to teach the next generation of entrepreneurs?
Lesley Graham, Vice Principal Curriculum and the Learner Experience, Barking and Dagenham College

16:05
End of broadcast