What is Ofsted?
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Ofsted aim to be “a force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation” (Ofsted 2017 to 2022 strategy).
What do they do?
Every week, Ofsted carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online.
Their goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.
Ofsted report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial.