FErret

Playing the Ofsted waiting game

Colleges are still in the dark over when – or even if – Ofsted will introduce campus-level grades

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Whatever happened to Ofsted’s proposals to bring in campus-level grades for colleges? In early July, FErret’s colleagues were told by the inspectorate that a consultation on giving separate grades for each campus, as part of inspections of institutions at corporation level, would be getting under way later that month.

Only, what with Brexit and the wholesale reorganisation of the machinery of government, this never happened. But, with the area reviews looking like a stepping stone on the way to fewer, larger colleges operating across several sites, the changing landscape poses a problem for ...

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