Ofsted is the inspectorate for children and learners in England. It is Ofsted’s job to contribute to the provision of better education and care through effective inspection and regulation.
Ofsted achieve this through a comprehensive system of inspection and regulation covering childcare, schools, colleges, children’s services, teacher training and youth work. Each week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits, helping professionals in education and childcare make a difference to the lives of children and young people.
Ofsted are a non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament.