Ofsted recognises Forward’s service delivery of adult education and apprenticeships

Following a recent inspection, The Forward Trust has been awarded a ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted, acknowledging achievements made in its adult education and apprenticeship schemes.
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The government’s regulatory body for services providing education and skills for learners of all ages assessed Forward’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) and apprenticeships provision (24-26 October 2023).

Rated ‘Good’ across all judgements, this was Ofsted’s first ever full inspection of The Forward Trust following its reasonable progress judgement of the organisation after the new provider monitoring visit in 2022.

Read the Ofsted inspection report here.

Asi Panditharatna MBE, executive director of employment services, said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to have received this very positive judgement from Ofsted and it is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, advisory group, trustee board, our employers and partners.

Asi Panditharatna MBE
Asi Panditharatna MBE

‘We have spent four years developing an exciting carers advice, skills, education, employability, and self-employment offer for individuals from very disadvantaged backgrounds. This judgement demonstrates that we are able to walk the walk in providing good quality services.

‘This judgement will give us the confidence to build upon this work and progress our learners and clients into rewarding careers in the future.’

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