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Research and analysis

Ofsted Parents Panel

The panel lets parents of children who are school-aged or younger give their views and shape how Ofsted works. Find out how to join and read an overview of the panels activities during 2016.

Documents

Ofsted Parents Panel: Annual report 2016

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Ofsted Parents Panel: Annual report 2016

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Details

At Ofsted we believe that parents have a valuable contribution to make to the work of our organisation. We have set up our parents panel to provide parents in England with a channel for feeding in their views. This means that they can help shape how Ofsted works for their benefit and the benefit of their children.

How it works

We contact members regularly to seek their views on a range of topics. Recently we have asked about:

  • parents’ hopes for their children
  • the re-design of our reports site
  • apprenticeships
  • governance

What parents tell us influences our thinking and has contributed to our programme of surveys. It also feeds into the Chief Inspector’s monthly commentaries, Ofsted annual reports and conference speeches.

The panel is not designed to receive complaints about schools or to deal with individual issues. You can find more about that on our complaints page.

Ofsted Parents Panel annual report 2016

This first annual report gives an overview of the panel and its activities. It summarises the main findings and how parents’ views have contributed to the work of Ofsted.