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Understanding Ofsted inspection (online event)


23 May 2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Please note that this will be a compressed and less interactive version of the in-person version of this event taking place at Conference Aston in Birmingham on Thursday 2 May. 

At this online 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 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 this online event if they are not able to attend the in-person event.


Instead of charging per attendee, we are extending our booking fee to cover the whole member organisation. We therefore encourage multiple colleagues to attend this event. All attendees do need to register separately as all join links are personalised and unique. Multiple bookings from your organisation will not incur multiple charges. Invoices will be issued after the event.

  • Natspec member organisations – £80 +VAT

Book your place

By booking a place you understand that if you do not attend and have not cancelled within the agreed timeframe, you will be charged. Please ensure you read our cancellation terms and conditions prior to booking.

Please visit the zoom registration page to book your place for this event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please keep this accessible and check your spam folder before contacting with any issues.

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure they can attend Zoom training sessions. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or wish to test your system is compatible, please use the test meeting facility. Please also regularly ensure you have the latest version.