OfSTED Inspection Curriculum Planning
ofsted curriculum planning

The new OfSTED Inspection Framework 2019 has been released for consultation and is causing some very real interest from education and training providers as the focus of delivery has shifted to focus more on the quality and content of delivery. Curriculum Planning The main change in the framework is with curriculum planning. OfSTED will want […]

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Staff Performance Management Module

We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing the staff performance management module today, 24th Jan 2019. This is a hugely beneficial module to education and training providers inspected by OfSTED as this is one of the key inspection areas. Staff Performance Management In the Effectiveness of Leadership and Management one of the […]

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Staff Performance Management Module

We are delighted to announce the first version of our Staff Performance Management module. This has been created to meet one of the OfSTED inspection areas for staff development and performance. Staff Performance In this first version of the module we have released the staff records, professional standards, CPD and certification elements. The staff review […]

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Apprenticeship Quality Assurance
Apprenticeship Quality Assurance

Apprenticeship Quality Assurance It is vital that colleges and training providers consider apprenticeship quality assurance in all of their delivery activities. The underlying requirement is to meet the OfSTED inspection framework and be prepared for an OfSTED inspection. Using the OfSTED inspection guidance, providers will be able to identify the key requirements needed for apprenticeship […]

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Risk Assessment Module Release

We are delighted to announce that we have just released the new risk assessment module in Stedfast. This is an important feature as it allows education and training providers to create, manage and review all of their risk assessments. One of the key items of documentation that OfSTED looks for in an inspection is that […]

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Policy and Procedure Management

One of the key requirements for all colleges and training providers is to be able to manage a raft of policies and procedures that are needed by various inspection, awarding and compliance bodies. Policy and procedure management needs to be done well. Typically it is currently done on Word documents, emailed amongst staff to check […]

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OfSTED Inspecting further education and skills providers

OfSTED has published a number of updates to their guidance for the inspection of further education and skills providers. One of the areas that we thought might be interesting to focus on in a bit more detail was the list of information that OfSTED expects further education and skills providers to have available at the […]

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Curriculum Focus for OfSTED

Amanda Spielman, OfSTED’s┬áChief Inspector, has made it clear that there should be a significant shift from focusing on outcomes for learners to a more rounded curriculum. This is an important shift in inspection focus as it moves away from merely looking at exam or test results to actually what is being delivered to learners. Curriculum […]

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OfSTED Online Self Assessment

We are moving into the time of year where a few things start to happen; the days will become shorter, there will be talk of Christmas (too early) and education and training providers will start the self-assessment and quality improvement cycle in preparation for submission to OfSTED in January. Many organisations will do this the […]

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Organisation Performance Review

We know that education and training providers have a lot of performance management requirements which is why we have taken an approach in Stedfast to make allow all performance management activities to be managed on a single platform. Currently, most education and training providers will manage their performance using a number of different methods. For […]

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