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‘The language of the book is accessible to those who are not involved in education. The 14 chapters describe and evaluate the impact of OfSTED inspection, presenting the cases for external and self-assessment’ - Mentoring & Training

School inspection under OfSTED continues to generate discussion and controversy. This book contributes to the wider debate about the role and function of OfSTED inspection, particularly as it relates to school improvement and raising standards.

What do we know about the impact OfSTED is having on schools, particularly in terms of their development? Is inspection leading to school improvement? What is the impact of inspection on the average school? This book focuses on the impact of OfSTED inspection, and what happens to schools after their inspection. Does inspection help raise standards? What are the consequences of inspection for successful schools?

The Inspector Calls Again: The Reinspection of Schools
The inspector calls again: The reinspection of schools
BrianFidler and JacquelineDavies
Introduction

When OFSTED inspections first began in 1993 there was a substantial body of opinion that thought that schools, once inspected, would never have a second inspection. The first inspection was treated as an ordeal to be endured and although each school formulated an action plan and began implementation, progress soon ran out of steam. This view was reinforced by the difficulties there appeared to be in appointing sufficient inspectors particularly for primary schools and there was the substantial volume of criticism of some of the first inspections. Others dwelt on the cost of inspections and thought that the money would be better spent by schools themselves rather than on ...

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