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Ofsted Big Listen

The Big Listen


Ofsted has now extended its Big Listen consultation to hear directly from children and young people, seeking their views on how Ofsted can improve in the future.  The closing date is 31 May.


  • Online consultation aimed at children of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Their views on what’s important will help shape Ofsted’s future direction.
  • Focus groups will hear directly from children in care and care leavers.

The online consultation gives children (up to age 18) the chance to tell Ofsted what they think inspectors should look at when they visit their school or social care setting, and how Ofsted can do its job better.

The children’s consultation aligns with the main Big Listen consultation, which opened on 8 March for parents, carers and professionals working in education and social care.