Ofsted

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Ofsted is a department of the UK government and is responsible for ensuring that all services in the UK, which provide childcare, are ensuring that standards are met. This is why they are known as the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. To contact the Ofsted head office helpline please call the number above.

Ofsted Opening Hours:

Ofsted Departments Opening Hours
Head Office 8:30am-11:30 pm,
7 days a week
Customer Services 8:30am-11:30 pm,
7 days a week
Ofsted Reports 8:30am-11:30 pm,
7 days a week
Ofsted Jobs 8:30am-11:30 pm,
7 days a week
Ofsted Publications 8:30am-11:30 pm,
7 days a week
Ofsted Guidelines 8:30am-11:30 pm,
7 days a week

 Ofsted

Governed by the UK government, Ofsted is run through a number of parliamentary acts. The organisation mainly regulates services for children and young people in the UK, such as adoption agencies, schools, and other organisations that help children. For more general information on Ofsted as an organisation, we suggest calling them on the number above. We will connect you through to a member of staff, who can help you further with your request.

Customer Services

You can contact the customer services helpline if you would like to register a complaint regarding your Ofsted report and appeal a decision made by the organisation, to enquire about services provided by Ofsted, if you would like to know when your school is to be visited by Ofsted or to make a complaint regarding a specific member of staff. To contact the customer service helpline please call the number above.

Ofsted Reports

Ofsted report grades always range from Outstanding to Inadequate.  Outstanding is the highest grade (Grade 1) you can achieve with Ofsted after an inspection. A ‘Good’ grade (grade 2) will be given to those who understand the needs of their students and provide them with what they need in terms of education. A grade 3 is given to school who are not good but are not exactly inadequate. The lowest grade an establishment can receive is 4. If places receive this, they will be given a warning by Ofsted, and could be taken to a tribunal. If you have been given grade 4 and would like to know more about what happens from here or you would like to know more about the grade you recieved and what the feedback means, we suggest you call the number above and speak to a member of staff from Ofsted, who will be able to help you further.

Ofsted Jobs

You can find roles in Ofsted suited to you online here. If you find a job you like the look of, you can then apply with your CV. If you have applied for a job and have no yet received a reply, we suggest calling the number above and speaking to a member of staff who will be able to help you with your application request.

Ofsted Publications

You can search for your establishment’s report online by using the name, address or remit of the site. If you are having trouble finding the correct report, call the number above and a member of staff will be able to help you locate your report further.

Ofsted Guidelines

The full list of requirements for each grade are not published, however, we have compiled a brief description below of what Ofsted are looking for in each category.

Grade 1 – Outstanding

To receive this grade, Ofsted is looking to make sure that the establishment has exactly what it needs in order to provide their children with the correct equipment that they need in order to proceed to the next step in life.

Grade 2 – Good

You will need to understand the needs of your students and provide them with what they need in terms of education and support to receive this grade.

Grade 3 – Requires improvement

These schools can almost certainly be improved and will be revisited by Ofsted within the year in order to be given a second chance at grading.

Grade 4 – Inadequate

This means that the school does not provide its children with sufficient needs for their education and life in adulthood. If you receive this, you will be given a warning by Ofsted, and could be taken to a tribunal.

If you would like to know more about how to improve your grade or you would like more help understanding the guidelines of Ofsted please call the number above.

Ofsted Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office Address for Ofsted Ofsted
Piccadilly Gate
Manchester
M1 2WD
The United Kingdom