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Ofsted policy

24 March 2023

This page highlights UCU concerns about the nature and rigour of assessment of the post-16 education and training sector, and the related activities that take place to pre-empt Ofsted inspection.

UCU statement on Ruth Perry [17kb]

A statement on the death of Ruth Perry.

UCU guidance on ‘mocksteds’ [35kb]

A position statement on mock-Ofsted ('mocksted') inspections and wording that can be used to challenge this practice.

Beyond inspection in Further Education Colleges [47kb]

A  document exploring what an alternative to Ofsted/ESTYN inspection might look like.

UCU motions on Ofsted Estyn and Mocksteds [45kb]

A summary of recent motions submitted to the further education sector conference in relation to Ofsted and 'mocksted' inspections.


Last updated: 24 March 2023