How is a schools performance measured?
Schools in England are inspected and graded by Ofsted, and in Wales by Estyn. We explain what inspectors look for, how schools are graded and what the grades mean in Understanding Education. Check school websites for their latest inspection report.
Parents' view: What Parents think of Ofsted
Towards the end of last year the National Audit Office invited Parentkind (formerly PTA UK) to share its thoughts on Ofsted's inspection of schools to inform their value for money study. Owing to the tight timescales involved, we invited parents to share their views by completing a survey we promoted online in December.
We have responded to the National Audit Office on two specific questions from their study. Our response took into account the findings from our survey alongside the results of three other surveys that we had previously conducted and we have suggested that a more extensive study of parents views' into Ofsted would be helpful. Read our response here.
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