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Understanding Ofsted inspection (in-person event)

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2 May 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Conference Aston
Aston Street, Aston University Campus
Birmingham, B4 7ET United Kingdom
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0121 204 4300
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At this in-person event, Ofsted HMI Maria Navarro, who has the policy lead for high needs inspections of FE and Skills providers, will be talking to Natspec member colleges about what to expect from inspection under the Education Inspection Framework.

Maria will be covering:

  • the types of inspection
  • inspection activities and dynamics during inspection
  • the role of the nominee and the shadow nominee
  • the inspection methodology for high needs provision
  • the EIF for High Needs provision
  • learning from recent inspections of specialist further education providers.

This event is for Natspec member colleges only. We would strongly encourage at least one senior leader and the Ofsted nominee, or shadow nominee, from each member college to attend. 


The below cost is for each attendee. Invoices will be sent after the event.

  • Natspec members £90 +VAT

Venue travel information

Travelling by train

Conference Aston is only a short walk from Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. See their ‘how do I get to you‘ page for more details.

Travelling by car

Onsite parking must be booked and paid for, online, prior to arrival. A valid Vehicle Registration Number is required when booking. This can be done via A map and car park access code will be emailed in the confirmation. We recommend booking your place early as spaces cannot be guaranteed nearer the time of the event. Alternatively, nearby pay and display parking is available at Millennium Point. Further details can be found at

Any queries, or requests for accessible parking, should be directed to

Conference Aston is within the Clean Air Zone. Charges may apply. Please check vehicles online in advance:

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