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Ofsted monitoring visits on subcontractors

Ofsted  monitoring visits on subcontractors

A Letter from Ofsted's deputy director for further education and skills Paul Joyce 

"Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector is concerned that all education and training provision should be good or better, including provision that is subcontracted. Some recent inspections have underlined that poor management of subcontracted education and training can be a key reason for poor quality provision," said Mr Joyce. "That is not to say that there is not also good quality subcontracted provision – there certainly is."

Increase in providers

"This letter is to inform you that Ofsted will be increasing its focus on the management and quality of subcontracted provision on its inspections with effect from 12 February 2018," Mr Joyce wrote.

“We will do this primarily through our regular inspections of directly funded providers, as they are accountable for ensuring the quality of provision delivered by any subcontractors they choose to use.”

Inspection reports will, where relevant, contain “more detail about the quality and management of subcontracted provision and may refer to named subcontractors in the body of the report”.

Ofsted will be “undertaking a sample of risk-based monitoring visits to directly funded providers to look specifically at the management and quality of subcontracted provision for specific subcontractors”.

These monitoring visits will focus solely on provision delivered by the subcontractors, he added.

“Her Majesty’s chief inspector is concerned that all education and training provision should be ‘good’ or better, including provision that is subcontracted.

“Some recent inspections have underlined that poor management of subcontracted education and training can be a key reason for poor quality provision.

“You will wish to inform any subcontractors you have of this increased focus on subcontracted provision and the form it may take in terms of inspection and monitoring visits. To that end, we recommend that you forward this letter to them.”

ROATP NOW HAS 2,577 providers on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) register. Those offering apprentices at levels 2 and 3 are subject to inspection by Ofsted, but only those with active learners and those receiving levy funding will be due an inspection.

In 2016-17, 189 providers were judged on the delivery of their apprenticeships: 6% were found to be "outstanding"; 43%"good"; 40% "required improvement" and 11 per cent were "inadequate".


App4England Awards will be hosting the Ofsted Inspections Conference 26th April 2018, we expect places to go fast so do not delay in booking your tickets

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