16th May, 2017

Deadline extended to 11 May at 12pm.

How well are you prepared for your next Ofsted Inspection? Have you understood and embedded the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework (CIF) as good practice and in readiness for an inspection?

This workshop is designed to help provider organisations to consider how to plan and prepare for an inspection whether short, full or a re-inspection.

The facilitator, Maureen Deary will be sharing her ‘top tips’ and effective framework, systems, procedures and processes for providing ongoing good or even better consistent practice in quality and delivery.

Workshop aims

The workshop aims to help prospective nominees, leaders and managers to understand and use the detail in the Ofsted CIF and its requirements for the FE and Skills sector as normal operational good practice.

The workshop will also consider effective strategies to successfully embed the Ofsted CIF into quality frameworks and use for good quality of provision.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at colleagues who are allocated the nominee role for inspections. The event is focused on supporting the embedding of effective quality systems and process working with the Ofsted October 2016 Common Inspection Framework as good practice, inspection preparation, planning and expectations. It does not however focus on activities to support those provider organisations who wish to progress from a position of achieving a good inspection outcome and are aspiring to outstanding provision and performance in their next inspection.

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn in more detail key priorities for improving or maintaining at least good practice in the quality of your provision
  • Understand in detail the key components of the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework
  • Ensure that you are effective in evidencing impact of your provision and delivery for your learners and employer
  • Make sure that your organisation is inspection ready as normal operational practice
  • Understand effective planning and preparation procedures and processes to follow during the last forty eight hours in the lead-up to day one of an inspection-what works well for efficiency
  • Be more equipped for an inspection and ensure the last 48 hours of planning and preparing prior to the inspection week is used effectively.


The workshop is designed to prepare you for future Ofsted Inspections by showing:

  • Effective processes for successfully embedding the CIF into quality frameworks, systems, delivery and operational practice to ensure good quality of provision across an organisation
  • How to demonstrate impact of the quality of provision against the CIF requirements in your SAR, QIP and position papers covering the key parts of section 2 of the Ofsted CIF
  • How to use the Ofsted CIF to underpin good quality of provision, delivery and for teaching, learning and assessment. English and maths, PDBW including employability, Safeguarding and Prevent, FBV, demonstrate Value Added, progression and destination evidence for the benefit of your learners, employer partners and stakeholders.

The workshop will help develop a greater understanding of key priorities for effective practice in teaching, learning and assessment in order to establish what good or better looks like (English and maths, personal development, behaviour and welfare, safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values).




AoC Member = £288.75 + VAT (£346.50)

Non-Member (College/Public Sector) = £346.50 + VAT (£415.80)


If you need accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Create workshop.

Terms and Conditions

Registration, programme & general enquiries:
020 7034 2640

Finance enquiries:
020 7034 9900

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Download the programme here.

9.30 Registration

10:00 Workshop Starts

16:00 Workshop Ends

Maureen Deary

Maureen Deary is currently practising inspector for Ofsted and a lead inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

Maureen provides advisory, consultancy and coaching support for organisations in the following sectors; early years, children’s centres, sixth form colleges, schools and academies, FE and Skills HEI, state and independent schools with residential accommodation, national careers services, workplace, offender, adult and community learning sectors and across subject areas of: health and social care, early years and child development, initial teacher training, sport, and public services, travel and tourism, construction, preparation for life and work including English and mathematics, administration, business and law.

Maureen currently works as a strategic adviser with two GFE colleges, one UTC and two independent learning providers, working with governance, executive leadership and management teams focusing on improving or maintaining high standards in the quality improvement across all aspects.