Corporate report

Ofsted strategy: 2017 to 2022

Ofsted sets out its corporate strategy, with a summary of our core values, strategic approaches, areas of work and evaluation metrics.


Ofsted strategy 2017-22


The main principle behind the 2017 strategy is that Ofsted exists to be “a force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation.”

Our work should be:

  • intelligent - our work will be evidence-led, with valid and reliable evaluation tools and frameworks
  • responsible - we will try to reduce inspection burdens and make our expectations and findings clear
  • focused - we will target our time and resources where they can lead directly to improvement
Published 29 September 2017