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Ofsted schools survey reports

Ofsted carries out survey reports alongside its main inspection programme to look at specific issues, subjects or policies in more detail.

Ofsted’s survey programme serves a range of purposes. It allows us to focus on specific issues in greater detail than is possible during an institutional inspection. Alternatively, surveys can explore issues outside the current inspection framework, or may look at providers that are within our remit but whom we don’t currently inspect.

In surveys Ofsted can examine relationships between institutions, or between providers and other agencies. We can also evaluate the impact of recent policy developments.

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Alternative school provision

  1. Alternative school provision: findings of a three year survey

    • Research and analysis
  2. Alternative provision: education outside school

    • Research and analysis

History, geography and religious education

  1. Religious education: realising the potential

    • Research and analysis
  2. History teaching in schools: strengths and weaknesses

    • Research and analysis
  3. Geography: learning to make a world of difference

    • Research and analysis

Languages and literacy

  1. Improving literacy in secondary schools: a shared responsibility

    • Research and analysis
  2. Improving literacy: moving English forward

    • Research and analysis
  3. Early language and literacy: from training to teaching

    • Research and analysis
  4. Removing barriers to literacy

    • Research and analysis
  5. Modern languages: achievement and challenge 2007 to 2010

    • Research and analysis

Maths, IT and technology

  1. ICT in schools: 2008 to 2011

    • Research and analysis
  2. Mathematics: inequalities in student experiences

    • Research and analysis
  3. Good practice in primary mathematics: evidence from successful schools

    • Research and analysis
  4. Meeting technological challenges: school design and technology provision

    • Research and analysis

Music and creative subjects

  1. Music in schools: what hubs must do

    • Research and analysis
  2. Music in schools: sound partnerships

    • Research and analysis
  3. Art, craft and design education: making a mark

    • Research and analysis
  4. Music in schools: student progress

    • Research and analysis

Preparing children for the future

  1. Enterprise education: how secondary schools prepare young people for work

    • Research and analysis
  2. Key stage 3: the wasted years?

    • Research and analysis
  3. Careers guidance in schools: going in the right direction?

    • Research and analysis
  4. Economics, business and enterprise education

    • Research and analysis
  5. Girls' career aspirations

    • Research and analysis

PSHE

  1. Citizenship consolidated? A survey of citizenship in schools

    • Research and analysis
  2. PSHE education in schools: strengths and weaknesses

    • Research and analysis

Pupil premium

  1. Pupil premium: update on schools' progress

    • Research and analysis
  2. The pupil premium: analysis and challenge tools for schools

    • Research and analysis
  3. The pupil premium: how schools are spending the funding successfully

    • Research and analysis
  4. The pupil premium: how schools used the funding

    • Research and analysis

Pupil wellbeing, progress and behaviour

  1. Ensuring Roma children achieve in education

    • Research and analysis
  2. Low-level disruption in classrooms: below the radar

    • Research and analysis
  3. Unseen children: educational access and achievement 20 years on

    • Research and analysis
  4. Performance of the most able students from non-selective schools

    • Research and analysis
  5. School strategies for preventing and tackling bullying

    • Research and analysis
  6. Supporting children with challenging behaviour

    • Research and analysis
  7. The impact of the 'Assessing pupils' progress' initiative

    • Research and analysis

Short inspections

  1. Reliability of short school inspections

    • Research and analysis

School governance and leadership

  1. Improving school governance

    • Research and analysis
  2. School governance: learning from the best

    • Research and analysis

Science

  1. Science education in schools: maintaining curiosity

    • Research and analysis
  2. Science teaching in schools: strengths and weaknesses

    • Research and analysis

SEND

  1. Local area SEND inspections: one year on

    • Research and analysis
  2. SEND framework: 2010 review

    • Research and analysis

Sport

  1. The PE and sport premium for primary schools

    • Research and analysis
  2. Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport

    • Research and analysis
  3. Beyond 2012: outstanding physical education for all

    • Research and analysis
  4. School sport partnerships

    • Research and analysis

Working with families

  1. Children in service families

    • Research and analysis
  2. Schools and parents: developing partnerships

    • Research and analysis
Published 15 May 2015
Last updated 18 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Published today: 'Local area SEND inspections: one year on'.
  2. Added governance survey report.
  3. Added enterprise education report.
  4. Added a link to survey inviting feedback on publications.
  5. Added key stage 3 report
  6. First published.