Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Every week, we carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online. We also report on standards across the country and are accountable directly to Parliament. Ofsted’s inspections are independent and impartial. Under the leadership of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI), Amanda Spielman, we aim to be “a force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation”. Ofsted is managed from its headquarters in London and there are six other regional offices covering the eight regions of England. We employ nearly 2,000 front line staff including Senior Her Majesty’s Inspectors (SHMI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI), and we contract with over 1,500 Ofsted Inspectors.