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Ofsted The Big Listen research with parents and carers

Dear parent/guardian(s)


You will be aware that Ofsted have launched The Big Listen, asking a wide range of education professionals for views, suggestions and ideas about inspection practice. The consultation closes at 23.59 on Friday 31st May


Ofsted also very much want to hear from parents and carers!


Please see the information below about how you can participate in this. 


Please take part in this survey if you can!


Oak Field was last inspected in March 2018.


Best wishes

Oak Field School.


Ofsted - The Big Listen – we want to hear your views!


The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is carrying out a short survey on behalf of Ofsted. We want to hear from parents/carers of children who are under 18 years old. It should only take around 10 minutes to complete. We are interested in views of, and any experiences with, Ofsted, including Ofsted’s inspection, regulation and reporting practices. We really want to hear from a wide range of parents and carers, even if you don’t have strong opinions about Ofsted, or haven’t had much experience of Ofsted.


Please click on the following link to find out more or take part in the survey:

You can look at our Taking Part webpage for more information about the research, and our Privacy Notice for what will happen to any information you give. Links to these webpages are also included in the survey.


Who we are

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is responsible for carrying out this research with parents and carers. NatCen is Britain’s largest social research organisation. We have delivered research for many government, regulatory, and public bodies, and have expertise in carrying out research with the public to inform strategic decision-making in policy and practice. We are a non-profit organisation, independent of government departments and political parties.


Contact us

If you have any questions about the research NatCen is conducting as part of the Big Listen, or have trouble accessing the survey, please contact the research team via email at


If you would like to confirm the authenticity of this research please see Ofsted’s webpage detailing the two organisations commissioned to help with Ofsted’s Big Listen:


Thank you so much for your help with this vital independent research as part of the Big Listen.


Kind regards,

The NatCen Big Listen research team