Statisticians in the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) work in the Research, Analysis and International Division (RAID), located within the Central Services Directorate. All statistical staff work to a Head of Profession for Statistics, and RAID provides support to the three other directorates: Children, education, and Learning and Skills. RAID are responsible for statistics and analysis covering the following key areas:
- pre-inspection statistical information to inform inspections of schools, colleges, adult learning providers
- pre-inspection statistical information to inform assessments of children’s services within Local Authorities
- Ofsted’s annual report
- analysis of data to inform and support scheduling of inspections
- analysis of post-inspection data to monitor Ofsted’s performance, and to inform the development of inspection
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