Ofsted Contact Number
|Head Office||0844 453 0221|
|Inspections||0844 453 0221|
|Complaints||0844 453 0221|
Ofsted Head Office Opening Hours
|Monday to Friday||8am – 6pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||CLOSED|
Ofsted Head Office Address
|Ofsted||Piccadilly Gate, Store St, Manchester M1 2WD|
Reasons to call the Ofsted Head Office Contact Number
- I want to report a school or organisation to Ofsted
- I want to apply for a job at Ofsted
- I want to make a complaint about Ofsted
- I want to book an Ofsted inspection
- I want to find out when the next Ofsted inspection is
- I haven’t received the results of my inspection
- I can’t find my Ofsted inspection report
- I was supposed to have an Ofsted inspection and nobody arrived
Ofsted are inspectors of education, children’s services and skills and can turn up to inspect an institution at any time of the year to ensure they are providing the correct care and attention in all of the areas required of teaching. The results from every school and education centre are published online and are also reported directly to parliament. Over the years the functioning of Ofsted has become more and more digital and so you can now communicate with Ofsted online. To do this, you will need to create a Government Gateway Account, if you already have one you can proceed to log in, but if you need to create one you can call the head office number for help with registering. Once you have logged in there will be links that take you to the available online services. The services you can access through your login are: childcare register application, early years register application, self-evaluation, self-service, online payments and social care online. If you are trying to communicate with Ofsted online but are having difficulties using the service then please call the head office contact number. There is also a guidance category that is featured on the website that can give you information as to what is on the website and where you can find it.
You can find Ofsted report online simply by going to the Ofsted website and selecting the search option. Once on the page you will be asked to provide an address or name and the URN (Unique Reference Number) if you are unsure of this information you can narrow the search by selecting a remit (early years and childcare, further education and skills etc) as well as the provider type (16- 19 academy, Cafcass etc). Once your search has been narrowed you can hopefully find the reports of the institution you are looking for. Once of Ofsted’s responsibilities is to publish reports of findings after inspections and they aim to focus their inspections that services that are not good enough or who’s standards have slipped. Their main priority is to ensure a high quality of care in schools, education centres, academies and adoption and fostering agencies. As well as ensuring that all centres are suitable for both children and potentially vulnerable young adults. All inspections differ depending on the nature of that particular one. The type of inspection will determine factors such as the number of inspectors, the length of the inspection and the content of the inspection report. A report is available for public viewing and will have to be provided by the institution if requested. If you have a child that is starting a new school and you would like to view the Ofsted reports you will be able to access them for that school online. If you are having difficulties, please either call the head office contact number and provide details of the institution or call the school themselves and ask them to give you access to the inspection reports.
There are a wide range of jobs that are available at Ofsted and it does not just employ inspectors. Ofsted has a number of offices, with its main ones in Liverpool, Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham and its smaller ones in York, Birmingham and Cambridge. If you do not live in these areas then there is also the opportunity to work from home. For job vacancies either call the head office contact number or check out the civil service jobs site. If it is an inspector’s job you want then you can check the government wesbite to see whether or not you are eligible for the position. The terms include being a UK national or a UK national with dual nationality, being a commonwealth citizen or a national of the European Economic Area. There are several different types of inspector positions to apply for including an early years inspector which work both on an employed or freelance basis or a Her Majesty’s inspector which inspects education centres. For a full list of job opportunities and the different types of inspectors, visit the website or call the contact number. You can also call the head office if you are unsure whether or not you are eligible for a career with Ofsted.
The Ofsted blog is an informal way of keeping teachers and caregivers in the loophole about the high standards that are expected of them from Ofsted as well as news from the education world. The blog can be accessed easily online and contains regular, relatable posts and helpful guidance and information. Their latest post fits in with the back to school theme and provides an inspection handbook updating teachers and caregivers alike with the new and expected standards for the new year. Ofsted’s approaches are changing slightly with the reports now being accessible online. If you would like to read the Ofsted blog but are having trouble accessing it please call the contact number.
Ofsted do not only monitor children’s education, they also check the standards of that is provided for adults. As it stands, they currently have around 1,500 employees across the 8 regions in which they are based. These eight regions are; East midlands, East of England, North East, Yorkshire and Humber, North West, South West, West Midlands and London. Ofsted reports to parliament for the department of education. In 2001, the registration and inspection of daycare became the responsibility of her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools in England. Ofsted have outlined a new list of responsibilities that have been put in place from May 2016. These include a review of the inspection for early years and social care.