Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

School and college inspectors focus on the quality of the service for individual children, young people or older learners. During an inspection, inspectors collect first-hand evidence based on the practice they observe and what they learn from the people using the service. They use this evidence and other information available to make their professional judgements which they publish in inspection reports.

Below we have displayed links to important information published by Ofsted and relating to Ofsted School inspections. This is not a comprehensive list of all documents published by Ofsted, but provides a guide as to the ones that are most relevant to you as a school/college.

Inspection frameworks – what Ofsted look for

Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years

School inspection handbook

Documents relating to Ofsted's inspections of maintained schools

Policy statement for inspecting academy schools, including free schools

Children-the challenges of safeguarding children who are not attending school

Boarding and residential provision in schools

The framework for inspecting boarding and residential provision in schools

Conducting inspections of boarding and residential provision in schools

Ofsted Annual Reports

Ofsted Annual Report 2015/16: education, early years and skills

Ofsted Annual Report 2014/15: education and skills

Ofsted Annual Report 2013/14

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