What we do
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
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About Ofsted Inspection Reports
We inspect providers across education, children’s services and further education and skills and tell you what we find in our inspection reports.
The type of inspection will determine such things as:
- the number of inspectors
- the length of the inspection
- the amount of notice a provider gets
- what happens during the inspection
- the content of the inspection report.
A typical inspection has one or more inspectors visiting a provider to find out about them. The inspection will follow a framework and report on particular aspects of the provision.
After the inspection we tell you what we find out in our inspection reports. We publish these reports on our website, and in some cases the provider has to provide the report on request.
The content of a report will depend on the type of inspection. An inspection report will describe the provider, then go on to tell you about our inspection findings and judgements with the grades given by the inspector.
Each year our governors complete a questionnaire with parents to canvas views and help us make decisions about what we should continue to do well but also about what we can further strengthen.
Many of the questions that governors use come from the Parent View statements that OFSTED use to find out what families feel about their children's school. We very much encourage our families to also complete the parent view survey. It is a very quick and easy process and takes a relatively short time to complete and you can also see the results of other people's contributions. The web address is http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
To access Parent View please click here