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Ofsted Annual report 2008/9

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29 November 2009

The 2008/09 Annual Report principally presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken by Ofsted between September 2008 and August 2009. Evidence is taken from inspection activity across the full range of Ofsted’s remit. This is the link to the main summary and sub sections. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Annual-Report-2008-09/Main-summary The Learning and Skills summary http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Annual-Report-2008-09/Learning-and-skills-summary •Of the colleges inspected in 2008/09, 63% are good or outstanding (This figure does not include outcomes for independent specialist colleges.). However, in nearly half the colleges judged to be satisfactory, performance has not improved since the last inspection. The level of employer engagement, rates of student progression to higher education or employment and provision for students aged 14 to 16 are strengths of the sector. •Only 5% of the work-based learning providers inspected this year are outstanding in their overall effectiveness and just 37% are good. •Of the prisons inspected in 2008/09, the proportion in which education and training are at least satisfactory is higher than in 2007/08, including for the first time one prison in which education and training are now outstanding. •Most initial teacher education providers inspected in 2008/09 are good or outstanding in their overall effectiveness. By the end of their training, most trainees meet the professional standards at a level which is at least good.

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