newsThe start of the new academic year is always an exciting time. Over the summer the results of this year’s public examinations have brought success to many of the schools we inspect, and we offer our congratulations to their pupils and staff.

All SIS documents and policies have been reviewed and updated where necessary and are published on this website. Each document carries the footer ‘for use from September 2016’. BSO schools please note that because the Department for Education has not yet announced the outcome of their consultation on changes to BSO standards, our documents for the coming academic year remain largely unchanged. If you are a BSO school interested in our services, please contact us to request a costing or to book an inspection.

We are now two thirds of the way through the FE college inspection programme for this year, and from January 2017 we will revert to a programme of interim inspections. For College Principals: please don’t forget the London conference on 21 September which will tell you how to prepare for the interim inspections and the financial assessments we conduct. We will also welcome a guest speaker from the Home Office. Please contact us for details if you’d like to attend and have not yet booked a place.