Ofsted Consultation – the Big Listen launched

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector has promised transparency and openness as they work to rebuild and strengthen the confidence of professionals and the public. He says Ofsted’s recent response to the Education Select Committee is an important moment to demonstrate their  commitment to these principles.

As part of Ofsted’s wish to improve, they have launched the Big Listen Consultation. The consultation seeks views across their work, from schools and children’s social care to teacher training and early years.

They are seeking views about Ofsted’s work from the full range of professionals and providers with whom they work, as well as from parents, carers, children and learners.

They want to explore 4 key themes:

  • How Ofsted reports on its findings
  • How Ofsted carries out inspections
  • How Ofsted can have a positive impact in all the sectors it inspects
  • What Ofsted needs to do to be a world-class inspectorate and regulator, trusted by parents, children and the sectors it works with

Ofsted say the consultation is structured to allow you to provide feedback on the areas of greatest interest and importance to you.

The Big Listen consultation survey is available here.

Ofsted will launch a strand of the consultation specifically aimed at children, including those in the care system, later this month.

The consultation closes on 31 May 2024.

(Source: Norfolk County Council)