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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

Key Issues for Action: Improvement after Inspection?
Key issues for action: Improvement after inspection?

The identification of key issues for action (KIs) is a fundamental part of the inspection process. They are the most important outcome of any inspection and, in theory, the main foundation for action to bring about school improvements. Key issues restate the main findings of inspection reports in terms of the actions which, the inspectors believe, are required to remedy any weaknesses that have been identified and to enable the school to ‘improve’. They may also refer to areas of strength and may suggest the school continues to maintain high standards in some aspect of their work. In a well-produced inspection report, every key issue will be supported by a variety of ...

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