‘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?
Chapter 8: Raising Standards and Raising Morale: A Case Study of Change
Raising Standards and Raising Morale: A Case Study of Change
Camberley County Infant School was one of the very first primary schools to be inspected by OFSTED in September 1994. This chapter seeks to examine the school's response to the inspection, particularly in relation to the need to raise standards in reading. The chapter is written by the headteacher, who had been in post for one year at the time of the inspection, and the school's attached LEA primary consultant, who was also new to post and to the school.
In the course of looking back over the three years that have passed since the inspection the authors have used some of the key questions ...