Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 4 February 2021 (08:30 - 10:30)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

This popular termly meeting will include a brief overview by Dr Alison Scott (Lead Professional Development Advisor, Skills and Education Group) of the 2020 Ofsted Annual Report and review the core challenges for the FE and Skills sector as we move into 2021. Although Ofsted did not carry out usual inspections last term, interim visits were made to a variety of providers, and we are pleased to welcome inputs from colleagues who have agreed to share their experiences of these.

Rebecca Gater (Vice Principal, Curriculum and Quality, Solihull College) will kindly share their experience of an Ofsted pilot interim visit in September; and Alison Gray (Director of Quality, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, North Lindsey College) will share the college’s more recent experience of a visit in December 2020. It will be interesting to note whether the emphasis of these visits changed between the start and the end of term.

The meeting will also share participants’ current approaches to quality assurance: have new approaches been adapted as a consequence of the Covid-19 restrictions, and what has been the impact on quality? There will also be an opportunity to update colleagues on the progress of T levels in your organisation. Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group), there will be frequent opportunities for you to network and collaborate during this online breakfast session utilising Zoom.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.