Ofsted Providers Governors Roles & Responsibilities for Inspection 2.5 Hour Course

Ofsted Inspection Governors Roles & Responsibilities Training 2.5 Hour Course

Ofsted Inspection Governors Roles & Responsibilities Training 2.5 hour Course

Inspectors will seek evidence of the impact of those responsible for governance. They will determine whether they provide confident, strategic leadership and create strong accountability for and oversight and assurance of the educational performance, to ensure continuous and sustainable improvement.

Inspectors will also consider whether those responsible for governance:

  • know the provider and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • support and strengthen the provider’s leadership and contribute to shaping its strategic direction
  • ensure that the provider meets its statutory responsibilities
  • provide challenge and hold senior leaders and managers to account for improving the quality of learning and the effectiveness of performance management systems.

This course has been completely updated, so that it covers the Roles & Responsibilities implicit in the EIF and the Ofsted FE Handbook that were implemented on 1 September 2019 and are effective through 2020-21. These Ofsted inspection arrangements place significant importance and responsibility on the role of “The Nominee”.  However, it is clear that in the best provisions the Governors play a very important role.

This 2 and a half hour workshop sets out the key roles and responsibilities of an individual Governor as well as the collective roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors.  For this particular workshop, online live course delivery using Zoom is a major advantage, as it gives Governors a unique opportunity to interact and exchange experiences with Governors from other colleges and institutions.

It is imperative that Colleges, Learning Providers and other organisations, subject to FE & Skills Inspections, plan ahead to ensure that their provision is both effective and will be seen to be effective by the external inspectors.  This one-day workshop is designed to provide exactly the right level of training for Boards of governors and other senior management responsible for the overall direction of the organisation.

This workshop provides high quality practical and pragmatic guidance on how Governors can make a significant contribution towards the achievement of a successful Ofsted Inspection grade and offer support to the organisation and its senior staff throughout the year.  It will enable Governors to better understand and maximise the effectiveness of their role, both before and during inspection.

Colleges and Learning Providers aiming for good or outstanding inspection results cannot afford to compromise on the quality of their provision or on their preparation for an Ofsted inspection.  The Governors play a critical role, in helping to ensure that the inspection result accurately reflects the quality of the provision.

This role of the Governors is often even more critical for providers already evaluated as being Grade 2 and Grade 1.  As a poor initial visit by Ofsted HMI’s could result in a full inspection and lower grades.

The workshop is developed and delivered by Excellence in Learning. It is not an official Ofsted event.  Where official Ofsted Nominee Training is available, we would recommend attendance at both, as the content emphasis may differ.

Run this as an in-house course  

  • Delegate Feedback on our Course Leaders and Their Ofsted Courses

    Exceptional value for money. I have never felt so ready for an inspection! I would highly recommend this course.’ Dave Malachi – Newnham College London

    ‘This has been the most valuable program I have been on in years’ Paul Cox – Vice Principal Curriculum, Peterborough Regional College

    ‘Really informative – some great real life examples and sharing of best practice’ Amber Orsborn Smith – Curriculum & Innovation Manager, Nacro

    ‘An excellent presenter! This course has made be feel more prepared and confident to lead an inspection’ Preeya Buckley – Quality & Performance Manager, Staffordshire County Council

    ‘This course should be mandatory for all nominees! Thank you’ Samantha Wilson – Director of Operations, Woodspeen Training

    ‘Excellent relevant information. Couldn’t suggest any improvements!’ Grainne O’Reilly – Head of Curriculum, William Morris College

    ‘Excellent useful information – clear and helpful. Good anecdotal examples that make issues clear and real. Helpful individual advice’ Perdita Mousley – Principal, Freeman College

    ‘Love the story telling as it brings scenarios to life.  Great handouts and content! Felt hugely supported now and post course’ Stephanie Powell, Schools & Apprenticeship Manager – KFC

    ‘Lots of good advice and ideas. Very impressed by the individual responses and follow up advice’ Cath Robinson, Programme Leader Learner Progress – RNIB College Loughborough

    ‘Very Informative and useful to have the perspective from the Inspector side. The stories and questions helped to bring the training to life’ Emma Barrett – Lifetime Training

    ‘Detailed, enjoyable and engaged throughout. Exceeded all my expectations’ Charlotte Fryer, Community Learning and Skills – Kent County Council

    ‘Excellent. A very experienced trainer with very helpful personal examples’ Anu Chanda – Surrey Adult Learning

    ‘This is an excellent course, the teaching style enabled us to grasp Ofsted requirements and generate ideas to help each other’ Heather Wilby – Birmingham Community Healthcare, NHS Foundation

    ‘Outstanding. The training event of the year!’ Vice Principal – St. Brendans College

    ‘Excellent. Book yourself on’ Head of Quality –Stockton Riverside College

  • Ofsted Governors Course Overview

    Inspectors will seek evidence of the impact of those responsible for governance. They will determine whether they provide confident, strategic leadership and create strong accountability for  and oversight and assurance of the educational performance to ensure continuous and sustainable improvement.

    This course has been completely updated, so that it covers the Roles & Responsibilities implicit in the EIF and the Ofsted FE Handbook that were implemented on 1 September 2019 and are effective through 2020-21. These 2020/21 Ofsted inspection arrangements place a significant importance and responsibility on the role of “The Governance” and the Leadership, both before and during the inspection.  It is clear that in the best provisions the Governors play a critically important role.

    This 2 and a half hour workshop sets out the key roles and responsibilities of an individual Governor as well as the collective roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors.  For this particular workshop, online live course delivery using Zoom is a major advantage as it gives Governors a unique opportunity to interact and exchange experiences with Governors from a range of colleges and other institutions.

    It is imperative that Colleges, Learning Providers and other organisations, subject to FE & Skills Inspections, plan ahead to ensure that their provision is both effective and will be seen to be effective by the external inspectors.  This one-day workshop is designed to provide exactly the right level of training for Boards of governors and other senior management responsible for the overall direction of the organisation.

    This workshop provides high quality practical and pragmatic guidance on how Governors can make a significant contribution towards the achievement of a successful Ofsted Inspection grade and offer support to the organisation and its managers, nominees and students throughout the year.  It will enable Governors to better understand and maximise the effectiveness of their role, both before and during inspection.

    Colleges and Learning Providers aiming for good or outstanding inspection results cannot afford to compromise on their provision or on their preparation for an Ofsted inspection.  The Governors play a key role, in helping to ensure that the inspection result will accurately reflect the quality of provision.

    Questions that are important for the leadership group include:

    • What is the capacity of the organisation’s leaders to drive continuous improvement?
    • Do the leaders truly understand what it takes for the provision to be “Successful”
    • Is the quality of the provision being sustained?

    This role of the Governors is often even more critical for providers already evaluated as being Grade 2 and Grade 1.  As a poor initial visit by Ofsted HMI’s could result in a full inspection and lower grades.

    The workshop is developed and delivered by Excellence in Learning. It is not an official Ofsted event.  Where official Ofsted Nominee Training is available, we would recommend attendance at both, as the content emphasis may differ.

     

  • Who would Benefit from Attending This Training Course

    This 2.5 hour workshop will be of interest to anyone who contributes towards the Governance or Leadership functions within a Learning Provider.  Typically these would be the Board of Governors and other senior management.

    Inspectors will satisfy themselves that those responsible for governance understand their responsibilities and are ensuring that these are carried out appropriately within the provider.

    It is suitable for all FE & Skills organisations subject to inspection by Ofsted under the Education Inspection Framework.  This includes Colleges, WBL and ACL providers and some 6th Forms.

    This workshop is heavily biased towards the FE & Skills sector inspections. The content in respect of presenting evidence, questioning and challenging findings is highly relevant to everyone in the sector.  But it is not intended for staff from schools or academies, which are not subject to the Education Inspection Framework.

  • Ofsted Governor Course Aims and Objectives

    Inspectors will seek evidence of the impact of those responsible for governance. They will determine whether they provide confident, strategic leadership and create strong accountability for and oversight and assurance of the educational performance to ensure continuous and sustainable improvement.

    Inspectors will satisfy themselves that those responsible for governance understand their responsibilities and are ensuring that these are carried out appropriately within the provider.

    This workshop has been based on the requirements of the EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook implemented on 1 September 2019 and effective through 2020/21.

    Boards of Governors and other senior management attending this course will better understand and recognise:

    • The need for strong Leadership
    • The requirement for good Governance
    • The need for Accountability
    • The requirement for good Governance
    •  for Leadership
    • The requirement for oversight and assurance of the educational performance
    • The strengths and weaknesses of their own provision
    • The benefits of contributing to the strategic direction
    • The benefits of providing a challenging, yet supportive environment, in which to hold senior leaders and managers to account
    • The need to constantly improve the quality of learning and the supporting systems
    • The requirement for effective performance management systems

     

  • Ofsted Governor Course Leaders

    The Chief Course Leader is an Ofsted Inspector who was selected to continue to inspect with Ofsted after its September 2015 “cull”. He has personally taken part in hundreds of Ofsted inspections and is acknowledged as a leading authority within the Ofsted community. He is also the recent Chair of a College Governing Body and was the Chief Executive of one of the largest UK specialist Training Providers. He is an excellent communicator, with a wealth of practical experience and outstanding theoretical knowledge at his fingertips.

    All of our Course Leaders are highly experienced and either currently carry out work as Ofsted Inspectors, or have recently done so. They have significant experience of the current Ofsted inspection arrangements and have completed a significant number of college, provider and adult inspections, both short and long.

  • Ofsted Governor Course Content

    Inspectors will seek evidence of the impact of those responsible for governance. They will determine whether they provide confident, strategic leadership and create strong accountability for and oversight and assurance of educational performance to ensure continuous and sustainable improvement.  Inspectors will satisfy themselves that those responsible for governance understand their responsibilities and are ensuring that these are carried out appropriately within the provider.

    This workshop has been designed for Boards of Governors and other senior management responsible for Governance and Leadership.  It has been updated to include the requirements of the EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook implemented on 1 September 2019 and effective through 2020/21.

    Through explanations and discussions, the course will cover:

    • The need for strong Leadership
    • The requirement for good Governance
    • The need for Accountability
    • The requirement for good Governance
    •  for Leadership
    • The requirement for oversight and assurance of the educational performance
    • The strengths and weaknesses of their own provision
    • The benefits of contributing to the strategic direction
    • The benefits of providing a challenging, yet supportive environment, in which to hold senior leaders and managers to account
    • The need to constantly improve the quality of learning and the supporting systems
    • The requirement for effective performance management systems
    • The need to understand and comply with statutory responsibilities
    • The need for the provision and maintenance of a clear audit train comprising easily accessible and irrefutable evidence of compliance with all of the key areas
  • Internal Staff Training and Development

    This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

    Running training workshops internally is very convenient many of our clients and allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organisation. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon development action plans and assign priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

    In-House Course for Staff Training and Development

  • Certificates of Professional Development

    This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to delegates who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgements when recording CPD activities.