The Ofsted inspection of the WEA starts today. A team of inspectors, led by Richard Moore, will be looking a the WEA over the rest of this week. Most visits to classes will be in NW, Yorkshire Humber, West and East Midlands, Southern and London.
There are three 'base-rooms', in Manchester, Birmingham and Slough. By Thursday, the whole inspection team will come to Birmingham to finalise its judgements. On Friday afternoon the WEA will receive the Inspection feedback, although the outcome can't be made public until the report is published in a few weeks.
At 11am today Inspectors will have their initial team briefing in six locations. The WEA has a standard presentation that they will all receive. It's attached here if you'd like to see it (Download march_10th_presentation_to_ofsted.ppt)
Good luck to everyone involved in this inspection across England!