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Trust takes actions in response to Ofsted Monitoring Visit

30 August 2019

Please attribute to a South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) spokesperson:

“SECAmb is taking action to ensure it delivers the best possible standard of education and training to current and future staff.

“Following a two-day Ofsted Monitoring Visit on 31 July and 1 August, which looked specifically at the Trust’s apprenticeship training provision, it was found that the Trust had not made sufficient progress in two of three areas inspected. This was the first inspection of the Trust’s apprenticeship training.

“Following these findings, and those of a subsequent Peer Review commissioned by the Trust, it is apparent that we need to take action to ensure we are providing the very highest levels of education and training.

“We have therefore decided to undertake a planned, six-week closure of the Trust’s Clinical Education Department. This temporary closure, beginning on 11 September 2019, will see a pause in the delivery of most classroom-based learning and will allow the Trust to undertake a thorough gap analysis before implementing improvement measures.

“Following the pause, we are confident that, by working with staff and utilising support from a range of external sources, we will be able to resume delivery of a full programme of education and training.”

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