Ofsted has developed a user and stakeholder engagement strategy. It sets out how we will encourage and promote user engagement as a driver for improvement and how we will listen to our users, providers and stakeholders in all that we do.
We strive to listen carefully to users of the services we inspect and regulate and to all of our other stakeholders. Your views are therefore crucial in helping us to understand where we need to focus our efforts and to tell us what works and what doesn’t. In this section of our website, you can find out about, and comment upon, consultations currently under way.
We have also drawn together two calendars highlighting all recent and planned consultation activity across Ofsted between April 2008 and March 2009. We are sharing these so that users, providers and stakeholders know our plans in advance, can see what Ofsted will be consulting on, how and when, and can read about what has happen as a result of consultation.
The calendars will be updated regularly. We will keep completed consultations, so people can refer back to the findings and see what action has been taken.