Event Summary


Robins Wood House
Robins Wood Road

Date and Time

Friday 8 December 2023 (10:00 - 13:15)


£65.00 (£95.00 non-members)

We are delighted to welcome back Julie Ashton, Senior HMI for the East Midlands to provide input at our Second Quality Matters Network for the 2023-24 academic year.


This informative networking event will provide details on Ofsted's findings during 2022-23 and share what is known about inspection for the current year.  During this in-person event, there will also be ample time for questions and for collaboration with others who are responsible for quality improvement and quality assurance within their organisations.

Facilitated by Karen Plowman, Head of Professional Development and Learning, Skills and Education Group, this networking event will offer a chance for participants to learn first-hand about the key focus and methodologies Ofsted are currently adopting and an update about what is on the horizon.

In addition, we are delighted to welcome designated safeguarding lead, Vicki Stockdale to the meeting.  Vicki will lead discussions and provide support around vulnerability and the importance of effectively recognising and dealing with vulnerable adults and young people and how this links to Ofsted's requirements in terms of safeguarding, behaviours and attitudes.

There will also be plenty of time during the meeting for participants to share practice with others attending, learning about some of the useful and effective strategies that are being implemented across organisations and the impact they are having.

We know that networking works best face-to-face, so do come and join us for this informative and engaging event which will be followed by a networking lunch from 12:45.


More information about our first Quality Matters Network of 2024 taking place in April and which focuses on Inspiring Induction Practices, can be found here: Quality Matters Network  


Key Speakers

Julie Ashton

Senior HMI, Further Education and Skills

As Ofsted's Senior HMI, Julie is responsible for a team of HMIs based in the East Midlands region.

  • How to find us

    Robins Wood House Training Centre is located in Aspley, about 2.5 miles to the north west of Nottingham city centre. It is easily accessible from the M1 (Junctions 25 & 26) and there are public transport links from the city centre. The nearest train station is Nottingham. Car parking at Robins Wood House is free.

    Please click here to find us on Google Maps.  Our postcode is NG8 3NH.

  • Terms and conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.