Ofsted

Inspection handbooks

  1. School inspection handbook
  2. Handbook for short, monitoring and unannounced behaviour school inspections

Framework and how we inspect

  1. How Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies
  2. How Ofsted selects new schools for inspection
  3. Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills
  4. Inspecting schools: leaflet for schools
  5. Inspecting schools: guidance for parents
  6. Deferring Ofsted inspections
  7. Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years from September 2015

Other resources

  1. Letter to parents for school inspections
  2. School inspections: staff and pupil questionnaire text
  3. Early years provision in schools: apply for disqualification waiver

Inspection dashboard

  1. Using Ofsted’s IDSR: early years foundation stage profile to key stage 4
  2. Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): 16 to 19

Parent View

  1. Parent View: toolkit for schools
  2. Parent View - poster and leaflet
  3. Ofsted Parent View: management information

 

Ofsted inspections of early years and childcare providers  

General guidance

  1. Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years from September 2015
  2. Inspecting registered early years providers: guidance for inspectors
  3. Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills
  4. Deferring Ofsted inspections

 

Survey reports: Early Years

  1. Helping disadvantaged young children: how good are local authorities and early years providers?
  2. Children in need and child protection: quality of early help and social work assessments
  3. Teaching and play in the early years: a balancing act?
  4. Helping disadvantaged children start school
  5. Achieving and maintaining high quality early years provision: getting it right first time
  6. The impact of the Early Years Foundation Stage

 

Ofsted schools survey reports

  1. Alternative school provision
  2. History, geography and religious education
  3. Languages and literacy
  4. Maths, IT and technology
  5. Music and creative subjects
  6. Preparing children for the future
  7. PSHE
  8. Pupil premium
  9. Pupil wellbeing, progress and behaviour
  10. Short inspections
  11. School governance and leadership
  12. Science
  13. SEND
  14. Sport
  15. Working with families