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, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online. They help providers that are not yet of good standard to improve, monitor their progress and share with them the best practice they find.
Their goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.
They report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial.
Ofsted encourage parents to give their views on the children’s school via Parent View
Department for Education (DfE)
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.
The DfE is a ministerial department that is responsible for:
Manchester City Council
Manchester City Council is the local authority that is responsible for delivering education services to the Manchester area and they manage the allocation of school places.and a variety of support/management services