Research and analysis

Local accountability and autonomy in colleges

Ofsted survey report into how well colleges are using their new freedoms to meet local needs.

Documents

Local accountability and autonomy in colleges

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Local accountability and autonomy in colleges

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Local accountability and autonomy in colleges: report summary

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Local accountability and autonomy in colleges: report summary

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Detail

This Ofsted survey report reviewed how colleges are using new freedoms and flexibilities to develop their curriculum to meet local needs. It also identified what makes good practice and what stops colleges meeting local needs.

Inspectors looked at how well colleges worked with local partners to help make their provision support the local economy. They also examined how well governors help senior managers to account for this. The report draws on visits to 13 further education colleges and four sixth form colleges. It also uses evidence from Ofsted inspections.