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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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Complain about a school - complaints process, when to complain to the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency or Ofsted.
There are different ways to complain in England depending on whether your…
State schools include: maintained schools academies and free schools…
Contact your local council or call your local police on 101 if you think a…
If you want to complain about a school’s SEN support, you should do it…
Follow the school’s complaints process if you believe a school has…
This framework sets out Ofsted's inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.
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 and the Care Quality Commission seek your views on proposed changes to the way they jointly inspect area SEND arrangements from 2023.
You might need to create a new Government Gateway account if you have forgotten both your user ID and password.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.
Report incidents at your children's social care service.
A series of reviews by Ofsted looking at the research evidence currently available about different curriculum subjects.
Handbook for Ofsted inspectors of further education and skills providers.
Information about jobs at Ofsted, including the range of jobs on offer, working as an inspector and finding out about opportunities.
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.
A consultation from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission presents a new draft framework for inspecting SEND provision for children and young people.
Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman announces the launch of a consultation on Ofsted's special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) inspection framework.
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.
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.
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