Education and Training Skills recently had an Ofsted Interim Visit.

Context and focus of the visit

On 17 March 2020, all routine inspections were suspended due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. As part of our phased return to routine inspections, we are carrying out ‘interim visits’ to further education and skills providers. Interim visits are to help learners, parents, employers and government understand how providers are meeting the needs of learners and apprentices in this period, including learners with high needs and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

The focus of these visits is on the themes set out below and the findings are based on discussions with leaders, managers, staff and learners.

Theme 1 – What actions are leaders taking to ensure that they provide an appropriate curriculum that responds to the reasonable needs of learners and stakeholders and adapts to changed circumstances?

Theme 2 – What steps are leaders, managers and staff taking to ensure that the approaches used for building knowledge and skills are appropriate to meet the reasonable needs of learners?

Theme 3 – How are leaders ensuring that learners are safe and well informed about potential risks, including from online sources?

The Senior Management Team at ETS are delighted with the feedback we received and believe it reflects the amazing job our team has done and continue to do to support all our learners during these extraordinary times. 

Give the Team at ETS a call on 01392  445444 or email to find out how our apprenticeships, courses, and services can benefit you.

Click on the link to read our Full Interim Report