OFSTED contact number – 0843 504 0627

What is Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, a government body that oversees the education system in the United Kingdom. Ofsted are a non-ministerial department, meaning that there is no political interference. The service is impartial, run by senior civil servants, rather than government ministers. The main purpose of Ofsted is to inspect and regulate schools in the United Kingdom, with child care services also falling under Ofsted’s remit. Ofsted also publish an annual report to parliament on the standards of education in the country.

Ofsted reports are particularly important for schools, with report ratings playing a key role in school admissions and government funding. The scale for ranking schools and others services goes as follows: outstanding, good, requires improvement, inadequate. The dream for schools is to achieve an outstanding rating, putting teachers under huge amounts of pressure during Ofsted inspections.

What can I get help with when I call the Ofsted contact number?

Calling Ofsted with the Prove I Called contact number can solve a number of issues. Teachers and governors can contact Ofsted to discuss inspection regulations, to register a complaint about a rating or to receive information about the marking frameworks used by Ofsted inspectors. Parents can contact Ofsted to find out more about their children’s school, or about a school they are considering sending their child to.

You may also wish to contact Ofsted about starting a career as a childminder, childcare or social care provider in order to find out more about the process of registering as a certified childminder or care provider. The service is tightly regulated in order to maintain the highest standards of child care, education and child protection.

How does Prove I Called work?

When you call through the Prove I Called number, you get added protection. We can give you evidence that may prove useful in the future if you have any disputes or queries with the complaints team for the company. It can also be used for your own personal records, or any other matter you deem applicable.

We know how stressful it can be when contacting a company. Prove I Called keeps a record of the time, date and duration of your call to a company. This service is perfect for ongoing calls to a business, or when you have run into issues with a company. Prove I Called is not affiliated with any company listed in our directory.

To request your call details please email support@proveicalled.com with your phone number and the date you called. With that information, we can provide you with an independent email confirming the details of the call, this email can be forwarded to the company you are contacting as evidence of your call. Calls to 084 numbers cost 5p from a BT Landline, calls from mobiles and other providers may be considerably more.

Ofsted phoneline opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm

Company address & email

Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
M1 2WD

Social Media accounts

Twitter: @Ofstednews
YouTube: Ofstednews
LinkedIn: Ofsted