Option 1... it is a valuable aspect of government co-ordinating education policy across the nation with educated, experienced civil servants working for the best interests of young people and preparing them for the world of work. Option 2 ... scrap just Ofsted and replace with regional teams of excellent practioners who would work with teachers to raise standards in schools. Option 3... scrap the whole DofE, the post of Minister and Ofsted. Have Local Authorities tasked with the job of supporting and maintaining local schools. Funding to be managed directly through the Treasury. Option 4 ... other. Which you then outline in a post. I suspect Option 4 will win out. But interested to see. To me the DofE is just a chunk of bureaucracy wasting money and piling on workload pressure with no tangible gain.