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Ofsted gets us, and it’s about time

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Now, Ofsted aren’t exactly my favourite organisation in the world. I resent the often arbitrary judgement and the things that inspectors miss that are glaringly obvious to anyone involved in a college for more than a few days.

So when Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, states specifically – in a letter to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on what the inspectorate considers to be major risks to the country’s education – that FE is being underfunded in comparison to other sectors, and that that underfunding is having a direct negative effect on FE provision, I have to brace myself ...

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