Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Ofsted commits to improving inspection of subcontractors

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Ofsted commits to improving inspection of subcontractors

Ofsted has published a new report titled ‘Subcontracting in further education and skills’, which details the ‘acute economic challenges’ further education and skills (FES) providers are facing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, the report addresses the ‘broader decline in subcontracted provision over recent years’. It explores what makes for high-quality FES provision delivered through subcontracting and questions how inspection and regulation might need to adapt as a result of an evolving landscape.

It was found that ‘the current approach to inspection means that some subcontractors are visited more than once, while others are not visited at all’. In the report, Ofsted proposes a ‘more comprehensive and transparent approach to improve oversight’.

The report can be read in full here.

Source: Ofsted seeks to make oversight of subcontractors more comprehensive and transparent

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