Blinded by an Ofsted Inspection

Eye News have published an article about our Ofsted inspection, please see our Blog page

AHPO had an Ofsted inspection in March and were graded us as ‘Inadequate’ . The inspectors, who had no expertise in ophthalmic practice, did not visit any workplaces, but made impromptu phone calls to apprentices and concluded that “Apprentices do not develop substantial new knowledge, skills and behaviours as many have worked in the sector … for more than 5 years. The knowledge that they do acquire is not sufficient to claim public funds … and is more akin to continuous professional development (CPD) activities that should be funded by their employer.” None of the feedback we have received supports this assertion, and we are delighted that Eye News have published an article that explains what we do, why we do it, and the consequences of the Ofsted decision for the delivery of eyecare.

See below a link to the full article that has just been published: