Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online.
Their goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.
They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial.
They aim to be “a force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation” (Ofsted 2017 to 2022 strategy).
- Their responsibilities
inspecting maintained schools and academies, some independent schools, and many other educational institutions and programmes outside of higher education
- inspecting childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training
- publishing reports of our findings so they can be used to improve the overall quality of education and training
- regulating a range of early years and children’s social care services, making sure they’re suitable for children and potentially vulnerable young people
- reporting to policymakers on the effectiveness of these services
From 2017 they will ensure that:
- all of our work is evidence-led
- our evaluation tools and frameworks are valid and reliable
- our frameworks are fair
- we aim to reduce inspection burdens and make our expectations and findings clear
- we target our time and resources where they can lead directly to improvement
To view all Adswood Primary schools reports visit the Ofsted website.
You can also view our most recent Section 8 Inspection Letter below.