Friday, 19th April 2019


The government and government-run education authorities will employ inspectors and administrators to check that all teaching institutions in the UK meet standards in all aspects and function under specific guidelines. Those that do not meet these requirements are given a greater level of support so they can increase their standards.

Ofsted will inspect education services, children's services and adult learning and skills across the United Kingdom. A typical inspection has one or more inspectors visiting a school to find out as much information about them as possible. They will follow a framework and report on any particular discrepancies in the school. The purpose of an inspection is to provide an external evaluation of the schools effectiveness; a report is made up which suggests any potential improvements the school could make and provides parents with an assessment of how well the school is performing.

Inspectors are required to report on the quality of the education provided in particular:

  • The achievement of pupils
  • The quality of teaching
  • The quality of leadership and management of the school
  • The safety and behaviour of the schools
  • The moral and cultural development of pupils at the school
  • The extent to which the education provided reaches the needs of every single pupil at the school