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Ofsted pen portraits of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMIs)

The HMI pen portraits give a biographical summary of individuals’ expertise, including their experience and qualifications.
Change made
Updated Ofsted’s list of current inspectors.
19 October 2020

Ofsted’s equality objectives 2016 to 2020

Equality, diversity and inclusion objectives that Ofsted will focus on from 2016 to 2020 and reports on progress with improvements.
Added a link to the 2020-2022 equality objectives.
Time updated
4:22pm, 21 October 2020

Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

Page summary
Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills providers.
Updated the information for early years and childcare.
22 October 2020

Gathering additional evidence to secure an incomplete inspection

Ofsted’s protocol on arrangements for gathering further evidence if an inspection is incomplete.
9:30am, 2 November 2020

Complaints procedure

How to make a complaint to Ofsted about services we inspect and/or regulate, or about Ofsted’s representatives or service.
Updated the ‘Privacy notice’ section for clarity.

2 November 2020

Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills providers.
Added new details of how we will carry out our work during the national restrictions starting on 5 November.
3 November 2020

Interim phase: further education and skills providers

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out interim visits and new provider monitoring visits to further education and skills providers from 28 September 2020.
Interim visits to providers will take place remotely during the national lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.



Interim phase: maintained schools and academies

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out interim visits to state-funded schools from 28 September 2020. Visits to schools will take place remotely during the national lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.
4 November 2020

Inspecting local authority children's services from 2018

Ofsted’s framework and guidance for inspecting local authority services for children (ILACS) in need of help and protection, children in care and care leavers.
Ofsted is pausing ILACS visits during the national lockdown 4 November 2020

Social care plans from September 2020

Guidance for children’s social care providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.
Added information about how we will carry out our work during the national restrictions starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Carrying out Childcare Register inspections

This guidance is for Ofsted inspectors carrying out inspections of providers that are only registered on either or both parts of the Childcare Register.
Change made
Added a note on how we will carry out inspections during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Interim visits: registered early years providers

An operational note for Ofsted inspectors carrying out interim visits to registered early years providers from 1 September 2020.
Added a note on how we will carry out visits during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
3:15pm, 4 November 2020

Interim phase: area SEND

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors and Care Quality Commission inspectors carrying out interim visits to local areas regarding their special educational needs and disabilities arrangements from October 2020.
Ofsted is pausing local area SEND visits during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Education plans from September 2020

Guidance for education providers about Ofsted’s phased return to inspection.
Added information about how we will carry out our work during the national restrictions starting on 5 November.
3:15pm, 4 November 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): independent fostering agencies

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect independent fostering agencies.
Assurance visits: independent fostering agencies – Added information about how Ofsted will carry out assurance visits during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
5:15pm, 4 November 2020



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Changes to Ofsted’s statistical reporting of inspection outcomes for state-funded schools: an analysis of the changes

Following a consultation we have changed our statistical methodology for reporting on inspection outcomes, and this document analyses the impact of those changes on the data.
Change made
Replaced the document ‘Changes to Ofsted’s statistical reporting of inspection outcomes for state-funded schools: historical datasets’. The total number of pupils on the 31 August 2016 tab was from 2017.
updated 18 August 2020


Inspecting secure training centres: framework

The framework and evaluation schedule for inspection of secure training centres and guidance on assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Change made
Added guidance on assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from 1 September 2020 and updated letter requesting information for visits.
updated 17 August 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) and assurance visits

Guidance on assurance visits to children’s social care providers and the social care common inspection framework (SCCIF).
Change made
Added guidance on assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 17 August 2020

Early years and childcare statistics

Statistics from Ofsted for early years and childcare.
Change made
Added new transparency data on joiners and leavers in the childcare sector.
Updated 18 August 2020



State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Page summary
Management information published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.

School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

Page summary
This guide gives an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, along with information to help interpret the charts.

Further education and skills statistics

Page summary
Ofsted inspection statistics for further education and skills.


Exploring Ofsted inspection data with Data View

Page summary
Use Data View to explore inspection data for children’s social care, early years, further education and skills, initial teacher education providers and state-funded schools.

Using Ofsted logos and copyright

Guidance on using Ofsted’s logos, plus copyright information.
Change made
Added specific section on logo use for childminder agencies.
Updated 17 August 2020

Consultation on the assessment and awarding of Vocational, Technical and other General Qualifications in 2020 to 2021

Our proposals for extending the Extraordinary Regulatory Framework. First published. 3 August 2020

Proposed changes to the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2021

Proposals to modify the assessment requirements for some GCSEs, AS and A levels in response to disruption to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Change made
Final outcomes and details of decisions added, as well as an analysis of responses and an annex to explain planned changes for individual subjects and qualifications. Updated 3 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

List of data collections, services or requests which will be cancelled, paused or will continue. Change made

Updated with the collections which have been cancelled or are now due to continue.
updated 3 August 2020


How Ofsted inspects

Ofsted regulation and inspection of childminder agencies

Ofsted inspections of children's centres

Ofsted inspections of early years and childcare providers

Ofsted inspections of further education and skills providers

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF)

Joint inspections of local area services

Ofsted inspections of maintained schools

Ofsted inspections of non-association independent schools

Inspections of secure training centres

Ofsted inspections of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Ofsted's inspections of initial teacher education providers

Approval of independent school inspectorates

Inspecting local authority children's services from 2018




Community Health and Wellbeing Worker apprenticeship standard

We are asking for feedback from employers and front-line workers to inform the development of the Community Health and Wellbeing Worker apprenticeship standard.
First published.
11:36am, 4 November 2020

Conditions and requirements for the assessment of MFL GCSEs in 2021

Proposals to modify the assessment requirements for GCSEs in modern foreign languages in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
updated
9:30am, 5 November 2020

Residential family centres: documents for visits

Annex A form for residential family centres to fill in ahead of Ofsted assurance visits.
Change made
Updated Annex A for assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 18 August 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): children’s homes

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect children’s homes.
Ofsted is pausing assurance visits to children’s homes during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
4 November 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): boarding schools and residential special schools

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect boarding and residential special schools.
Assurance visits: residential special schools – Ofsted is pausing assurance visits to residential special schools during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
Time updated
5:15pm, 4 November 2020

Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): residential family centres

Guidance on assurance visits Ofsted will carry out from September 2020 and the framework for how we inspect residential family centres.
Assurance visits: residential family centres – Ofsted is pausing assurance visits to residential family centres during the national lockdown starting on 5 November.
5:16pm, 4 November 2020

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI): annual Ofsted report letters

Annual Ofsted report letters on the inspection work by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
Added Ofsted’s annual report on the inspection work by the Independent Schools Inspectorate for the academic year 2019 to 2020.
5 November 2020


Amanda Spielman at NCASC 2020

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector gave a speech at the online National Children and Adult Services (NCASC) Conference.
First published.
6 November 2020

Children's homes: inspection forms

Annex A form for children’s homes and secure children’s homes to fill in ahead of assurance visits.
Change made
Updated Annex A for assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 18 August 2020

Boarding schools and residential special schools: visit documents

Annex A for assurance visits to boarding schools and residential special schools from September 2020. Change made
Updated Annex A for assurance visits that Ofsted will carry out from September 2020.
Updated 18 August 2020

State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information aggregated and published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.
Change made
Updated the release schedule to include the upcoming publication date.
Updated 18 August 2020