UK Government - Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills Employee Reviews
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Not a pleasant experience. Ofsted are by no means perfect themselves. Wrapped up in their Reputation above anything else and avoiding complaints. This creates back covering by managers and a blame culture.
Work from home if that suits you
Inspecting early years settings using my skills and experience to evaluate quality standards and requirements, and assess how practitioners develop the skills, confidence and resilience to help to prepare them for school.
Making a difference
Unable to work during lock down
I worked at Ofsted for nearly 5 years. I worked in a number of different departments, the contact centre and ARC are a fantastic place to work, the people and management are amazing. However, I then moved teams and was unfortunately bullied, I was victimised and treated horrifically. I was not given the opportunity to tell anyone about what was happening, because I was not given the time or believed.
ARC and the BSO team
Bullies, no progression opportunities, victimisation, pay, poorly treated when suffering with mental health issues
This is part of the government, and is a large organisation staffed by career 'managers' - people of manage as their career. This is probably not my favourite type of manager, as they become rather detached from the content.
no loyalty to staff
i worked as a self employed registered childminder not actually withing the actual company .i run this company myself and worked for mainly teachers and there children use to do school drop off and pick ups . have many years experience in this i enjoyed my job and seeing children thrive .
All staff were lovely Training was amazing Stressful job as dealing with many different aspects But the main thing about Oftsed was that if they are to sack you they escort you out without warning out of the building making u feel degraded I saw a few go and I felt very sorry for them they make u feel like a criminal
Dealing with public regards benefit claim.Could be stressful as dealing with vulnerable people. Having dealt with customer concerns. A typical day was made up of signing people for benefits and taking new claims and dealing with telephone queries
loved been a childminder. found the job to be very rewarding over the years. Excellent training available and high standards of care expected. The children thrived in my environment and enjoyed exploring new things and learning about the world around them as well as learning valuable life skills.