The authors discuss effective leadership in extended schooling to fulfill Every Child Matters mandates and provide case studies demonstrating what is possible in a variety of settings.

Managing and Evaluating Performance and Accountability

Managing and evaluating performance and accountability

This chapter considers the following questions:

  • What is the nature of accountability and its link with performance?
  • What specific issues are involved in evaluating performance in extended schools?
  • How may these be addressed for individual accountability?
  • How may these be addressed for institutional accountability?

What Do We Mean by Accountability?

Accountability is one of the ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’ listed in the UK's Nolan Report (Nolan, 1996). As the other principles include integrity, honesty and selflessness, there is obviously a considerable ethical dimension to the notion of accountability, and particularly so where education through extended schooling is about influencing whole communities of people. There are clearly many kinds of accountability – personal, professional, legal, contractual, financial, professional, political, moral ...

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