Inspection reports

Our expert knowledge

These pages bring together Ofsted’s expert knowledge from across our inspection remits. They include key inspection instruments, latest survey reports and examples of good practice.

The pages highlight the work of Ofsted’s specialist advisers in early years and education, further education and skills and social care. Click on the links below to find out more.

Early Years

Subjects in schools

Attendance and behaviour in schools

Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs

Further education and skills sector subject areas

Careers guidance

Employability in learning and skills

Youth support

Our survey programme is agreed annually between Her Majesty's Chief Inspector with the Department for Education and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Ofsted is currently reviewing the way inspectors gather evidence to inform subject surveys. As a result, no subject survey visits to schools will take place in the autumn term 2012, other than in English, mathematics and science. Inspectors will continue to visit a small number of schools to report on good practice across the full range of subjects as well as other aspects of provision. 

Annual Report 2012/13