Ofsted is changing Parent View


Parent View is a short online survey that enables parents to give feedback to the inspectorate about how their child's school is performing at any time, including during an inspection. Once Ofsted has gathered enough responses about a particular school, Parent View results are used as part of a school's report that can be accessed online by parents or prospective parents.

From September, parents will still be able to use Parent View to give feedback to Ofsted, but there will be changes to the available questions. This is so that Parent View comes into line with Ofsted's new inspection framework.

Parents requested SEND question

To meet parental requests, Ofsted will introduce a question that asks how strongly parents agree or disagree with the question, "My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed."

What else will Parent View ask?

Parents are invited to say how strongly they agree or disagree with the following statements.

  1. My child is happy at this school.
  2. My child feels safe at this school.
  3. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  4. My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively.
  5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.
  6. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly.
  7. Does your child have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)? (yes or no) If yes, the survey asks parents how strongly they agree with this statement: ‘My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed.’
  8. The school has high expectations for my child.
  9. My child does well at this school.
  10. The school lets me know how my child is doing.
  11. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.
  12. My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.
  13. The school supports my child’s wider personal development.
  14. I would recommend this school to another parent. (yes or no)

Where it is not relevant, parents may select the options, “My child has not been bullied” and “I have not raised any concerns” for statements 4 and 6 respectively.

For more details about Ofsted's Parent View service, see the government and Parent View websites. See also the blog Tell Ofsted about your child’s school by Sean Harford, Ofsted’s Director of Education.

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