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Annual report

Ofsted's Annual Report presents the findings of inspection and regulatory visits made during the previous inspection year. It assesses the quality and standards found across the full range of Ofsted's work, including care, early education, schools, colleges, adult learning and skills, and children’s services.

Annual Report 2009/10

You can download the The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2009/10: it is available as a single PDF and five section PDFs.

On the day the Annual Report is published, we also publish a full list of those providers whose work with children, young people and adult learners has been found by inspectors to be of outstanding quality during the inspection year. For the current list of Outstanding Providers go to the Outstanding Providers page.

Highlights from the Annual Report 2009/10

Main summary

Early years and childcare

Maintained schools

Initial teacher education

Independent schools, non-maintained schools and boarding schools

Learning and skills

Children's social care

Children’s services in local authorities

Schools causing concern – the journey from failure to success

Vocational education and training for young people

Children’s social care – a system under pressure

These links go to PDFs. The highlights are also available as individual Word documents from the highlights page.

HMCI's commentary

The greatest challenge is to raise the performance of those services judged to be no better than satisfactory to good or outstanding; doing that would make a huge difference to the lives of millions of children, young people and their families.