"Where schools have a positive experience of inspection, they should say so. Where they believe that inspectors have been acted improperly or unprofessionally, they should also say so. In the latter case, there are also clear procedures to follow to lodge a formal complaint." And like so many other Quangos, your complaint is investigated by the quango. The quango demands evidence, not that it's judgements are sound or based on fact, but that it's opinions are wrong. "Where complaints arise, they are always investigated and adjudicated upon. If an inspector is found to have acted in breach of Ofsted?s code of conduct, competency action can be taken." Well. OFSTED investigating OFSTED. Now, I know of an OFSTED thug who bullied a vulnerable teenage girl in a Special School (despite being warned repeatedly in advanced about her vulnerability and likely response to highly aggressive questioning) who subsequently needed medical assistance. This doesn't bother OFSTED. My children's school was pulled apart by an idiot who has less understanding of statistics than my dog. "Moronic ******" is being generous. He is untouched too. Almost every statement was incorrect, many of them demonstrably so. Still an RGI. OFSTED are unaccountable, untouchable, government patsies who should be closed down immediately. Despite all their whining about how much they help, they have an overwhelmingly negative effect on education. Compared to HMI, they are quite laughably incompetent. Now the whole thing is run on a quite laughably incompetent system based around the national tests. ******, these tests mean absolutely NOTHING !! They are rigged at all levels. They don't measure quality of education. As OFSTED are completely in hoc to the DfES (theoretically they can challenge it but they don't), their "quality" is invariably defined as compliance with whatever witless ill-thought out **** the DfES has decided to dump on schools this week (usually in expensive glossy colour brochures). This moronic system has almost completely destroyed education in the country in favour of a system dedicated to the meeting of arbitrary targets dreamt up by the terminally ignorant and incompetent in Brown's Turkey Army who wouldn't last ten minutes in any job which required any talent. Having totally f**ked up the state system, they are now trying to dump their drivel on the independent system. We put our kids in the state schools BECAUSE we don't want them doing the pathetically irrelevant trivial drivel (see 21st C science) that the Government's cronies dump on everyone in the latest round of half witted meta-meddling.