Have you recently opened new education provision for post-16 or post-19 students with SEND? Or are you thinking of opening a new specialist post-16 institution, funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency?
Many new providers have been surprised and shocked at how much they have had to change or introduce as a result of becoming an ESFA funded college and subject to Ofsted inspections.
“Becoming a college changed our whole perspective and culture.”
Therese Timberlake, ROC College, Part of United Response, Devon
“I never realised how much I didn’t know about specialist FE provision – I’ve learnt so much”
Sarah Jones, Willow Tree Centre
If you are new specialist post-16 provider this day is for you. Each session will guide you through aspects of the sector and give you advice and guidance to ensure quality provision. Expert speakers and a panel of principals and CEO’s from organisations who have been through the process in the last five years will share their knowledge and experience.
There will be an opportunity to speak to past and current Ofsted inspectors, and discuss curriculum design, staff structures, safeguarding, funding, contracts, data management and using the ILR.
Please visit our events page to preview upcoming courses.
Our next course is on 14 March 2019 in Derby.
If you’d like a member of Natspec to review your internal processes and perform a quality check on your provision please fill out this expression of interest form or call 0115 854 1322 and a member of our team will be in touch.
£120+vat for non-members
£100+vat for Transform members (other providers) Become a Transform member
£50+vat for full Natspec members