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The home of Ofsted on GOV.UK. 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 service…
Search for Ofsted inspection reports for childminders and childcare providers, schools, colleges, further education providers, children and families services
This framework sets out Ofsted's inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.
Introduction The education inspection framework (‘the framework’) sets out…
April 2021 We have made 2 minor amends to the framework. The first sets…
Complain about a school - complaints process, when to complain to the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency or Ofsted.
A review of research into factors that influence the quality of computing education in schools in England.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework.
How to make a complaint to Ofsted about services we inspect and/or regulate, or about Ofsted’s representatives or service.
This guide gives a summary of what schools should expect and what they need to do as part of an Ofsted inspection.
How to register as a childminder or nanny: the Ofsted Childcare Register, the Early Years Register, who can register, how to apply.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.
Information about jobs at Ofsted, including the range of jobs on offer, working as an inspector and finding out about opportunities.
A series of reviews by Ofsted looking at the research evidence currently available about different curriculum subjects.
Report incidents at your children's social care service.
You might need to create a new Government Gateway account if you have forgotten both your user ID and password.
This guide gives an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, along with information to help interpret the charts.
You must apply to Ofsted if you want to take up a governance position in a daycare organisation, or if you start living or working in a home where daycare takes place.
Handbook for Ofsted inspectors of further education and skills providers.
Ofsted's new education inspection framework (EIF) applies to maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills providers and early years settings.
How to get a criminal records check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.
Ofsted sets out its corporate strategy, with a summary of our core values, strategic approaches, areas of work and evaluation metrics.
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