Ofsted inspects schools to provide information to parents and carers, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. School inspections are required by law. Ofsted provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools, and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.
A school that was judged to be outstanding at its last inspection is ‘exempt’ from routine inspection. Ofsted will not normally inspect ‘exempt’ schools unless they have a concern about their performance. Ofsted will also carry out an annual assessment of an ‘exempt’ school’s performance (from the third year after the school’s last inspection) to determine whether an inspection might be necessary.
Ofsted Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think of your child’s school, including:
– how happy your child is at the school
– how the school manages bullying or challenging behaviour
If your child has special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), we will ask how well the school supports them.
The questionnaire can be completed at any time – you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.
We will use your responses to help us plan inspections. The information you provide can:
– inform discussions inspectors have with school leaders during an inspection
– help Ofsted decide when to inspect a school
In addition to this, we also publish the overall summary of the responses to Ofsted Parent View. This information is anonymised.
If your child attends a maintained nursery, please read more about how to respond to the questionnaire here.
Click ‘Give your views now’ to register and complete a survey to help your child’s school improve.
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