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Ofsted Information

Responsible, Caring & Secure

 

Ofsted aims to improve lives by raising standards in education and children’s social care. They inspect and regulate thousands of organisations and individuals providing education, training and care – from childminders to training providers, schools to local authorities – and they share what they find. Ofsted, report directly to The Government, parents, carers and commissioners and are responsible for inspecting, regulating and reporting; putting the education of children first.

Ofsted Priorities

Their 2022-27 strategy sets out our strategic priorities:

  • Inspections that raise standards: our inspections help education and social care recover and improve.
  • Right-touch regulation: our regulation advances high-quality care, education and safeguarding for children.
  • Making the most of our insights: we share insights through our research and analysis. Our insights inform practitioners, policymakers and decision-makers and lead to improvements across the system.
  • The best start in life: we will develop the evidence base about early years education, including curriculum and pedagogy, and act on it.
  • Keeping children safe: we promote children’s safety and welfare in everything we do.
  • Keeping pace with sector changes: we keep pace as the education and social care sectors evolve. We will continually review our approach and advocate for additional powers where required.
  • Accessible and engaged: we are open and accessible to our different audiences, understanding their needs.
  • A skilled workforce: we make sure we have the tools, knowledge and expertise we need to continue to be a force for improvement.