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Ofsted Information

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

Ofsted School inspection handbook

The handbook sets out what inspectors must do and what schools can expect and provides guidance for inspectors on making their judgements. It describes the main activities undertaken by inspectors conducting inspections of schools in England under section 5 of the Education Act 2005. It also sets out the judgements that inspectors will make and on which they will report.

This handbook was updated May 2019: with the new framework coming into effect from September 2019.

Ofsted School inspection update newsletter

This newsletter provides inspectors and stakeholders with information and guidance about Ofsted’s school inspection work. You may read the current and stored newsletters in the Ofsted website.

Ofsted Blog

This useful blog looks at the way Ofsted inspects education, from early years to schools and the further education and skills sector. It will update you on developments and feature current issues.



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