Ofsted Parent View is an online survey that allows parents to give their views about their child’s school. By ‘parents’, Ofsted means any person with parental responsibility for a child at the school.
Parents can complete the survey at any time. It is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.
Changes to Ofsted Parent View
From September 2019, Ofsted updated what they ask in the Ofsted Parent View survey so that it links more closely to Ofsted’s new education inspection framework.
The survey continues to ask parents how strongly they agree or disagree with statements about their child’s school, though the focus of what we ask parents has changed.
Ofsted has removed and adapted some of the statements. They have also added new questions, including a question for parents of children with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This reflects the new framework and responds to requests from parents for a question in this area.
Ofsted Parent View questions
The survey asks parents to respond to 14 statements and questions.
If yes, the survey asks parents how strongly they agree with this statement:
Unless otherwise specified above, all the answer options to the statements are:
For statement 4, ‘My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively’ parents can also select ‘My child has not been bullied’.
For statement 6, ‘When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly’ parents can select ‘I have not raised any concerns’.