Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

Ofsted sets out to achieve four main priorities:

  • Better outcomes – Driving improvement for children and learners of all ages
  • Better inspection and regulation – Improving the way we work in order to provide sharper accountability that focuses on underperformance and drives fairness for those using services
  • Better public involvement – Ensuring that people’s views and experiences inform how and when we inspect and regulate; and empowering people with the information they need to make choices and hold services to account
  • Better ways of working – Using our resources responsibly in effective, efficient and sustainable ways that focus on the front line