Lead Data Scientist
The Lead Data Scientist will lead the Data Science Team in the Data and Insight division. The team is responsible for developing and managing a range of operational and analysis solutions using a range of data science skills. These skills include:
- machine learning models that help produce Ofsted’s risk assessment of education and care providers
- Natural Language Processing models to help summarise and analyse text such as evidence gathered on inspection and
- dynamic visualisations to help identify patterns and trends on topics, such as child safety
The Data Science Team is a growing part of the division as Ofsted invests in its use of data.
The Data and Insight division is responsible for providing insight and knowledge based on inspection evidence and wider research. This helps to inform decision-making in Ofsted and the wider sector. It provides pre-inspection briefing that helps inspectors interpret data and concentrate on areas for investigation.