Ofsted looks to turn reports into web content
Schools inspectorate seeks supplier for 12-month project to make reports more accessible
Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Education regulator Ofsted is looking to “make its reports more accessible” and is seeking a technology supplier to help it produce and publish content digitally.
The organisation currently creates and publishes its inspection reports in PDF format, but wishes to explore the possibility of using other data formats – such as web content. The goal is to make its reports easier for users to access and navigate. The regulator also wants to simplify the process of sharing its data with other agencies.
“Users [currently] cannot look up and find information in the reports easily, as they are having to open each report and scan through it… to find what they are looking for,” said Ofsted. “Moreover, we cannot open up our reports data in the current format to third parties who have an interest in standards in education, skills, and children's services.”
- GDS pledges to address GOV.UK search and navigation issues
- Former No. 10 policy unit flags up ‘great potential’ of data science
- London CCGs urged to embrace NHS digital data-sharing scheme ‘even if all you can do is create a PDF’
Ofsted is looking to write and publish reports using a data format that is “easily presentable, consistent, and structured”. It is seeking a supplier to undertake a 12-month project to explore the available options.
The winning bidder will be expected to base themselves in Ofsted’s offices at least three days a week. The project will be run from the regulator’s head office in central London, with some work taking place at its Manchester contact centre.
Bids are open until 25 June via the government’s Digital Marketplace. Up to five suppliers will then be evaluated.
Digital agency publishes new 14-point checklist emphasising inclusion and cross-departmental services
PAC criticises conception and rollout of scheme, and plan for its future
Report gives Whitehall above-average scores in every area except digital services
Data-processing notice alludes to new platform for pairing up potential mentors and mentees
In this infographic guide, BT's cloud experts provide the invaluable insight you need to overcome the challenges of the cloud and reap the rewards on offer
BT explains how IP address management can unlock further benefits from the multi-cloud infrastructure
BT explores how to manage the risks and rewards of the cloud in their infographic guide, offering advice for ensuring that the challenges don't hold you back
A global cloud infrastructure offers many potential benefits, but also many challenges, and every organisation’s hybrid cloud strategy is unique. BT presents practical advice on getting the most...