Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills
OFSTED inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
What is the purpose of OFSTED?
what they examine?

Once they are in the school, the inspectors will sit in on lessons and examine the way lessons are planned, among other things. At the end of the inspection they report on the school’s overall effectiveness, achievements and standards, and

  • The quality of:
    • teaching and learning
    • the way it delivers the curriculum and other activities
    • the care, guidance, and support it gives
      the leadership and management
  • The extent to which it enables learners to be healthy
  • The extent to which it ensures that learners stay safe
  • How well learners enjoy their education
  • The extent to which learners make a positive contribution to the school
  • How well learners develop workplace and other skills that will contribute to their future economic well-being.
What are the Inspection Bands?