AN EDUCATION watchdog wants to hear from parents on how they can do their job better.

Ofsted, which oversees schools across the UK, is holding an online discussion on Wednesday, May 4, between 7.30pm and 8.30pm where parents in the Winchester area and beyond can comment.

It wants parents of school children in the south east to look at what could be done better and what they think Ofsted does well.

The discussion will also focus on the priorities for schools in the region and how inspections try to get to the heart of what is going on in schools.

To take part, you need a smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer and can join in at any time during the discussion hour. 

Your details will not be visible to other attendees and you will not be required to speak during this event. 

Parents also have the chance to send in written questions and comments before the discussion and give their views through online polling.

Ofsted says the discussion is not for raising concerns about individual schools.

To join the discussion group, all you need to do is register online at