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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…
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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…
Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework.
Complain about a school - complaints process, when to complain to the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency or Ofsted.
You must tell Ofsted if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your nursery, childminder business or other day care. You should also tell us if you have to close your setting as a result.
Ofsted has been asked by government to inspect all schools and further education (FE) providers by summer 2025, to give a quicker assessment of how well education is recovering from the pandemic.
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.
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.
Guidance and details of our plans as part of a phased return to full inspection.
This guide gives a summary of what schools should expect and what they need to do as part of an Ofsted inspection.
Ofsted-registered childminders, nannies, nurseries and other daycare must use this service to report significant events affecting their childcare within 14 days.
How to make a complaint to Ofsted about services we inspect and/or regulate, or about Ofsted’s representatives or service.
Information about jobs at Ofsted, including the range of jobs on offer, working as an inspector and finding out about opportunities.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.
How to register as a childminder or nanny: the Ofsted Childcare Register, the Early Years Register, who can register, how to apply.
Report incidents at your children's social care service.
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors carrying out school inspections under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
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.
The Chief Inspector discussed Ofsted's work and the impact of COVID on schools at the Schools & Academies Show in Birmingham.
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