West Midlands

Here you will find the Report on the West Midlands Open Meeting

There are links into the report to the presentations but you may also download these separately here.

Deborah Udakis, HMI on Cohort Tracking

Gill Jones Deputy Director for Early Education

Ian Smith, Senior HMI for Further Education on FE

If you are interested in joining the Ofsted Big Conversation in the future or would like to submit anything then your local representatives can be accessed here or for more general queries then email tricia@mbktraining.co.uk

Our West Midlands Steering Group Meeting was held in order to discuss and finalise our plans for the Open Meeting to be held on 10th March 2017.

The minutes of this meeting can be downloaded here.

If you would like to contact your local OBC representative you can find all the contact details here.

If there are any more general questions that anyone would like to direct at the West Midlands OBC then please email the Communications Officer tricia@mbktraining.co.uk 

10th March 2017 – 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm


Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
Molineux Stadium
Waterloo Road
Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR

Our Agenda is still under development. Gill Jones is however confirmed to attend.

NB Please note the times have changed from those advertised, we apologise if this inconveniences anyone

12:00 Registration & Networking, Light Food Available. Tea & Coffee

13:00 Introduction to the day by ‪#‎OBC‬

13:15 Inspecting Cohort Tracking – Susan Crawford, HMI and Deborah Udakis, HMI

14:00 Ofsted Q & A

14:15 Gill Jones: Deputy Director for Early Years Ofsted

15:00 Comfort Break

15:15 Ofsted & Steering Group

16:00 Agenda Close, chance for Networking prior to departure

The West Midlands Ofsted Big Conversation Regional Meeting is an opportunity for providers on the Early Years Register to come along and listen to the latest news from Ofsted directly as well as providing a networking opportunity for providers from all the different areas. It also provides an opportunity to raise any particular local issues that have occurred in dealings with Ofsted. Every West Midlands LA area has an independent PVI Ofsted Big Conversation Representative and if you want to ensure your question is put forward then you can raise this through them for Ofsted to answer at this meeting. If you wish to know the name of your representative then contact the event organiser or your Local Authority who has details of each local representative.

Refreshments will be included, giving plenty of opportunities for further networking with other providers and the venue is now chosen as Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR.

The 14 Areas of the West Midlands are: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire

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