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What Ofsted does

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. We also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.

Ofsted is a non-ministerial department.

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Policy papers and consultations

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Our management

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector
Amanda Spielman
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Coffey
Regional Director, East of England
Paul Brooker
Regional Director, West Midlands
Lorna Fitzjohn
National Director, Education
Sean Harford
Regional Director, London
Mike Sheridan
Regional Director, North East, Yorkshire and Humber
Emma Ing
Regional Director, North West
Andrew Cook
National Director, Social Care
Yvette Stanley
Regional Director, East Midlands
Katrina Gueli
Regional Director, South West
Bradley Simmons
Regional Director, South East
Chris Russell
Director, Corporate Strategy
Chris Jones
Director, Digital and Information
Neil Greenwood
Director, People and Operations
Karen Shepperson
Director, Finance, Planning and Commercial
Louise Grainger

Contact Ofsted

Complaints about schools and childminders

Complaints about other providers Ofsted inspects

Contact Ofsted about concerns

Contact Ofsted about concerns

0300 123 4666

Please contact your local council or call local police on 101 if you're worried about a child who is at risk of being harmed. If the child is in immediate danger, call police on 999.

General enquiries

General enquiries

0300 123 1231

Our helpline is open from 8am to 5pm (Monday to Friday). If you have difficulties hearing or speaking on the phone, you can use the Next Generation Text Service.

Early years providers: tell Ofsted about an incident

Social care providers: tell Ofsted about an incident

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