Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
Ofsted want to raise aspirations and contribute to the long term achievement of ambitious standards and better life chances for service users. Their educational, economic and social well-being will in turn promote England’s national success.
To achieve this, Ofsted will report fairly and truthfully; it will listen to service users and providers; and will communicate its findings with all who share its vision, from service providers to policy-makers. Ofsted do not report to government ministers but directly to Parliament.