About us

Who we work with

To deliver value for money and the best possible results in our work to support children, young people and adult learners, we work with other organisations to carry out inspections. 

CfBT Education Trust inspects maintained and independent schools, learning and skills and initial teacher education in the north of England.

Serco Education and Children’s Services inspects maintained and independent schools, learning and skills and initial teacher education in the Midlands.

Tribal Group inspects maintained and independent schools, learning and skills and initial teacher education in the south of England, and some early years’ inspection and regulation in the south of England.

Prospects Services undertakes some early years’ inspection and regulation in the north of England and the Midlands.

Ofsted and our inspection partners carry out all the required employment checks for staff who visit nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges as part of an inspection. This includes appropriate employment checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

All HMI, Regulatory and Additional Inspectors carry official Ofsted photo identification badges so that schools and other providers know they have passed these rigorous safeguarding checks.

Ofsted inspectors work to government legislation and statutory guidance, which is based on the Department for Education's Safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education.

In addition, we work with the following organisations to inspect some services:

Annual Report 2012/13

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