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This book looks at the relationship between school inspection and school improvement. The authors show how heads have used inspectors' reports to put in place real school improvement. They deal with the contexts of inspection and comparisons are made with the Australian experience of school self-review. The book focuses on how schools have developed a culture of self-inspection. The authors consider the system of OfSTED inspections and ask how beneficial inspection has been in encouraging schools to develop and improve. They suggest there is need for a change and that there are alternative approaches to school assessment and improvement, which could be more effective. They argue that the school's own evaluation processes sh
Chapter 4: The Week of the Inspection
The Week of the Inspection
The provisions for inspection were set out in the Education (Schools) Act of 1992 and are described in Circular 7/93. The minimum length of an inspection is always indicated in the contract and while, typically, ‘inspection week’ might last for three or four days, its length depends on the size of the school and its particular circumstances. If it is deemed necessary to extend the length of the inspection beyond the contracted minimum, that is a matter for the registered inspector (RgI) because as soon as a contract has been granted the RgI, and not OfSTED, is responsible for the conduct of the inspection. The inspection team must report on the quality of education provided (teaching, ...