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174 results that are Research, sorted by Updated (newest)



  1. Annual parents survey

    Findings from online surveys on parents' awareness and perceptions of Ofsted.

  2. An evaluation of the framework for inspecting local areas’ special educational needs and/or disabilities services

    Ofsted evaluation report looking at how the area special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) framework is being implemented and its perceived impact on children and young people with SEND.

  3. Ofsted – Research at Ofsted

    We carry out and commission research relating to early years and education, further education and social care.

  4. Joint inspections of child exploitation

    Guidance for inspectors on carrying out joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) of local area services and links to the inspection reports.

  5. Making the cut: how schools respond when they are under financial pressure

    This report summarises the findings from a qualitative research project carried out in 2018–19.

  6. The multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment

    This report summarises findings from our joint targeted area inspections of ‘the multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment’.

  7. Exploring Ofsted inspection data with Data View

    Use Data View to explore inspection data for children’s social care, early years, further education and skills, initial teacher education providers and state-funded schools.

  8. Initial teacher education curriculum research

    Our research team carried out a two-phase study on initial teacher education (ITE) curriculum during the spring and summer terms 2019.

  9. Fight or flight? How 'stuck' schools are overcoming isolation

    An evaluation report investigating why some schools improve and others have not.

  10. Social care questionnaires 2019: what children and young people told Ofsted

    Ofsted uses questionnaires to capture views about social care settings, including children’s homes, boarding schools and living with foster carers and adopters.

  11. Inspectorates of British schools overseas: annual Ofsted report letters

    Ofsted reports on the quality of the inspection work carried out by the inspectorates of British schools overseas.

  12. Exploring moving to home education in secondary schools

    This exploratory study investigates the steps that parents, local authorities and schools take in order to move children from secondary school to home education.

  13. Inspection of local authority children’s services framework: implementation review

    This report evaluates the extent to which the inspection of local authority children’s services (ILACS) framework has been implemented as intended.

  14. Knife crime: safeguarding children and young people in education

    Ofsted carried out a research project on knife crime in education.

  15. Annual teachers survey

    Findings from online surveys conducted by YouGov on behalf of Ofsted on teachers' awareness and perceptions of Ofsted.

  16. Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI): annual Ofsted report letters

    Annual Ofsted report letters on the quality of the inspections and reports by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

  17. Teacher well-being at work in schools and further education providers

    The report and analysis of teacher well-being across different roles and settings.

  18. Multi-academy trusts: benefits, challenges and functions

    An investigation into multi-academy trusts: how their central vision and approaches influence day-to-day practice in schools and their impact.

  19. Education inspection framework: overview of research

    These papers present the research evidence underpinning Ofsted's proposed education inspection framework.

  20. Inspecting education quality: lesson observation and workbook scrutiny

    These reports look into reliable and valid methods for inspectors to assess the quality of education using lesson observation and workbook scrutiny.