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Vocational Education

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanisms are in place for the benchmarking of teaching practice in vocational courses in schools. (313298)

Ofsted assesses the quality of teaching and learning during its regular inspections of schools and uses a consistent approach across all subjects. However, it does not routinely report on teaching of individual subjects. Ofsted can, through its survey programme, undertake more detailed studies of specific areas.