Ofsted inspects

Date: 09 Mar 2009

Reference Number: 080121

Publisher: Ofsted

Summary

In April 2007 the new Ofsted brought together 39 different regulatory and inspection systems, each with its own processes, and although many of these were similar, there was significant variation in how we inspected across the various remits.

We have reviewed our practices and produced Ofsted inspects - a framework to promote improvement in the services we inspect, improve engagement with providers and users, provide greater consistency and integration to our inspection and regulation and target inspection resources where they will have the greatest impact.

Ofsted inspects draws on best practice from across Ofsted and will provide a consistent and coherent approach to our work.

Ofsted inspects sets out the principles of inspection and regulation and the overarching arrangements for all Ofsted inspections including the judgements that inspectors will make.

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