About Us & Privacy

About us

We are a group of practitioners who are passionate about advocating for Ofsted reform. We have experience of how Ofsted has overstepped its remit and we think that this is bearing negative consequences for schools, teachers, and the wider community.

Our open letter to Ofsted has received the support of Education organisations, current and former teachers, Head Teachers, parents, and academics. Notable signatures include a former Schools Commissioner, the head of a national Schools Trust, Professors of Education, and a Partnership representing over 100 schools.

Our research and proposals have been used for questioning during Ofsted accountability hearings by the Education Select Committee.

Jan Francis

Jan heads up the positive Ofsted reform campaign. She is a retired primary school teacher where she was the subject leader in Mathematics, PSHE and Religious Education. She was formerly the Head of Years 3 and 4, and the Head of the School Council. She is now a governor at a local primary school.
You can contact her at positiveofstedreform@gmail.com



Positive Ofsted Reform (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates at https://www.positiveofstedreform.com/ (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for the purposes of the open letter to the Department for Education and for evidence gathering to assist the campaign; or for improving the Site.

Unless otherwise noted, any information collected on this website and from other international sources will be controlled and processed in the United Kingdom.

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy, under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

1. Information Collection and Use

While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to identify you. Personally identifiable information collected under the campaign form may include, but is not limited to your name, last name, and job title (“Personal Information”).

2. Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and report information. Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

3. Communications

A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s computer tied to information about the use of a website. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie is a temporary file that remains on users’ computers during a Site visit, but expires when users close their browsers. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on a user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. By allowing a persistent cookie for our Site, a user will not have to re-type a username more than once, thereby saving time while on our Sites. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following internet browser help file directions.
Users can set their browsers not to accept cookies, and the above website explains how to remove cookies. However, if users refuse cookies, some of our website features may not function properly.

4. Lawful Basis

The GDPR requires a lawful basis for collecting and using (“processing”) personal data about persons in Europe. The following lawful bases justify our collection and use of data:
A. Consent
We will email or call data subjects for marketing or other purposes with their specific consent, but we will not use their consent for an unrelated purpose. Individuals may withdraw consent by emailing positiveofstedreform@gmail.com.
B. Legitimate interest
We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.
Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:
· whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
· whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm
· whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so
For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:
· record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our organisation
· responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response
· protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so

5. Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Positive Ofsted Reform is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our website users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personal data.

6. Security

We take every precaution to protect our data subjects’ information. When data subjects submit sensitive information via the website, we take great effort to ensure their information is protected both online and offline.

7. Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal data

If data subjects’ personal data changes (such as job title) or if they no longer desire to provide their personal data, they should email positiveofstedreform@gmail.com to update or delete/deactivate their personal data.

8. Retention period

Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy policy, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us.

9. Review of this privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website.
If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us as postiveofstedreform@gmail.com.