Ofsted monitors Futures' learning provision

Ofsted's most recent visit to Futures confirms reasonable and significant progress across the board in apprenticeships and adult learning.

Ofsted visited Futures in June 2021 to get a better understanding of how we ensure everyone benefits from high-quality training and positive outcomes, whilst establishing effective safeguarding measures.

Ofsted found we used our “experience of business services and careers guidance to develop apprenticeships effectively,” with progress reviews being “developmental and thorough”. We’re really proud to be able to offer our apprentices access to extra support to overcome learning hurdles which results in “a high proportion of apprentices achieving distinction grades.” 

For our adult provision, “Courses are well planned and very motivational. Learners relate well to their teachers, who work hard to put them at ease. Good collaboration and high participation in classes, in person and online, help prepare learners for the world of work. Teachers incorporate English and mathematics extremely well into their teaching, helping learners, who are often reluctant, to develop these skills.” 

Pinning this together is what Ofsted refers to as our “extensive and well-qualified safeguarding team”, who review trends and local information to inform their approach with strong links to the Prevent networks to keep staff well informed. 

“Whilst the report is positive and it cannot be overemphasised how proud we are of our learning staff who truly go above and beyond every day, we still continue to build on our practice and develop. We want to ensure we’re delivering a high level of service to our learners for many years to come.”

Paul Price-Hazlehurst, Futures CEO