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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?

Brookfield Special School: Recovery from Failure
Brookfield special school: Recovery from failure
VanessaAris, JimDavies and PeterJohnson
Before the Inspection

Brookfield school is an 11–16 day special school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and behavioural difficulties. It is an urban school situated in an area of mainly private housing and located on a campus with two other maintained special schools and a large 11–19 grant-maintained comprehensive school.

Brookfield was inspected in October 1995. The team of OFSTED inspectors were experienced in special education and led by a highly regarded registered inspector. The school believes that the inspection was thorough and rigorous and that it exposed the weaknesses in the relationships within the senior management team and between it and the rest of the staff. Pupils' behaviour deteriorated during the ...

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