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Further Education Funding Council : circular : 93/28 : assessing achievement

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Circular 93/28 ASSESSING ACHIEVEMENT 93/28 Sheriffs Orchard Greyfriars Road Coventry CV1 3PJ CIRCULAR THE FURTHER EDUCATION FUNDING COUNCIL 22 September 1993 ASSESSING ACHIEVEMENT To Principals of colleges Others with an interest in the sector Summary Framework for inspections in the further education sector, incorporating amendments made following consultation Reference number: 93/28 Enquiries: Phil Clarke 0203 530300 (2032) ASSESSING ACHIEVEMENT INTRODUCTION 1 This circular contains the approved framework for inspections in the further education sector. It has been written in the light of responses to consultation on the draft framework which was circulated to colleges and others with an interest in the sector in April this year. BACKGROUND 2 The draft framework set out in Circular 93/11 was based on the recommendations of a consultative group of college representatives and others with an interest in the sector and was chaired by the Council’s chief inspector. Membership of the group was given in annex C of that circular. RESPONSES TO CONSULTATION 3 Two hundred and fifty-nine responses to the consultative document were received. These comprised: • 189 from individual colleges in the further education sector • 10 from the higher education sector • 6 from the independent further education sector • 5 from training and enterprise councils • 6 from local authorities • 9 from individuals • 34 from associations and organisations. 4 Responses from individual colleges summarised the views of the governors, the academic board, the senior management team and other representative groups within the college. The associations and organisations which responded represent a wide cross-section of those with an interest in further education. 5 Over 95 per cent of the responses were supportive of the approach to quality assessment proposed in Circular 93/11. An analysis and summary of the responses was co

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