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Ofsted's new education inspection framework - AoC's comment

25 October 2019

Today Ofsted have published their new education inspection framework. In response to today’s framework, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “It is clear that Ofsted sought and genuinely took on board the views of colleges, and there are lots of positives in today’s announcement about the new inspection framework. It is right that a separate grade for high needs is retained, that re-inspection timings for institutions that require improvement are updated, and that pre-inspection meetings only happening when necessary. 83% of colleges are currently graded good or outstanding and we will want to work closely with Ofsted to ensure that their inspectors are properly familiar with the full roles of colleges when reaching their future judgements.”