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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?

Partners in Pursuit of Quality: LEA Support for School Improvement after Inspection
Partners in pursuit of quality: LEA support for school improvement after inspection

This chapter examines the role of LEA advisory and inspection services in developing quality in education. More specifically, it focuses on the contribution of the professional support of LEA personnel to the process of developing schools, highlighting the post-inspection action-planning phase within the context of a strategy for school improvement. It draws on the author's background as a former LEA education officer and adviser, together with interviews and discussions with LEA personnel and makes reference to some of the literature in this field. The reshaping and redefining of the role of LEA advisory and inspectorial support are the backdrop against which this ...

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