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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

Improving Inspection: The Views of Heads, Inspectors and the Select Committee
Improving inspection: The views of heads, inspectors and the select committee

Our survey of registered inspectors (RgIs) and the follow-up survey of primary heads asked both groups to comment on some of the strengths and weaknesses of the inspection system (as it then was in 1998). The surveys also sought advice about improvements that heads and RgIs would like to be introduced in the future. Each questionnaire took advantage of the fact that, at the time of the surveys, the House of Commons Select Committee on the work of OfSTED had just begun to take evidence (November 1998). The samples of primary heads and RgIs were asked exactly the same question:

The House of Commons Select ...

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