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Universal Ofsted inspections announced by government

23 January 2020

Today (Friday 10 January) the Department for Education have annouced proposals to remove the inspection exemption for outstanding schools, colleges and other organisations delivering publicly-funded education and training. Deputy Chief Executive, Julian Gravatt said: “Removing the outstanding exemption is the right thing to do. Bringing colleges that have not been inspected for over 8 years into the regular inspection cycle will instil fairness and confidence in the system. It seems timely as more colleges begin to go through the new Education Inspection Framework and we look forward to responding to the consultation.” The consultation closes at 5pm on 24 February 2020.