Schools: Inspections

Education written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what processes his Department has put in place to monitor the quality of Ofsted inspections carried out by sub-contracted companies.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Ofsted as a non-ministerial Government Department has direct responsibility for its inspection arrangements. This includes the management of, and the monitoring of performance for, its contracts with inspection service providers who engage additional inspectors to deliver inspections on behalf of Ofsted. Where matters of concern are raised with the Department, these are passed to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector to investigate.

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