The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, the ‘new Ofsted’, is responsible for the regulation and inspection of childcare and children’s social care and the inspection of local authority’s children’s services, schools, colleges, initial teacher training, work-based learning, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services, and adult education. The report details performance against the priorities and targets in the strategic plan 2007 to 2010. The organisation has met regulatory and inspection targets across its remit, with inspections of over 35,000 care, education and skills providers for children, young people and learners of all ages. (The report does not present the findings from the regulatory and inspection work during the year: these are contained in the Annual report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector.) The report also describes how the entire organisation is being restructured to create a more effective and efficient body.
This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.