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Chris Jones HMI

Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships,

Chris Jones is a Her Majesty’s Inspector and is Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships. He is a qualified teacher, has a master's degree in special education leadership, and a doctorate in continuing professional development and the pedagogy of ICT. Prior to working for Ofsted, he taught in schools, colleges, and was a programme area leader in secondary and further initial teacher education. He worked as a senior regional adviser in school improvement. He has also had responsibility for curriculum, quality improvement and apprenticeships in work-based learning for an independent learning provider.

  • Assessing the evolving role of Ofsted inspections and oversight of providers in the transition from apprenticeship frameworks to apprenticeship standards by 2020
  • Sharing how providers can ensure effective development of knowledge, skills and behaviours within apprenticeship programmes
  • Evaluating how Ofsted expect achievement and progression to be measured and demonstrated by providers
  • Understanding the key criteria in delivering an outstanding ‘off the job’ training component as part of an apprenticeship scheme