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School Improvement after Inspection?
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School Improvement after Inspection?
School and LEA Responses

Edited by:
  • Peter Earley - Institute of Education, University of London, UK

April 1999 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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?


Peter Earley
Introduction
 
PART ONE: SCHOOL, GOVERNING BODY AND LEA RESPONSES: AN OVERVIEW
Janet Ouston and Jacqueline Davies
OFSTED and Afterwards? Schools' Responses to Inspection
Peter Earley
Governing Bodies and School Inspection
Potential for Empowerment?

 
Margaret Wood
Partners in Pursuit of Quality
LEA Support for School Improvement after Inspection

 
 
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES
Tony Dimmer and Jacky Metiuk
The Use and Impact of OFSTED in a Primary School
Vanessa Aris, Jim Davies and Peter Johnson
Brookfield Special School
Recovery from Failure

 
Doug Close
Responding to School Inspection
Focusing on Development

 
Helen Hosker and Sue Robb
Raising Standards and Raising Morale
A Case Study of Change

 
 
PART THREE: SCHOOL RESPONSES: TOWARDS A CRITIQUE OF INSPECTION
Geoff Lowe
Inspection and Change in the Classroom
Rhetoric and Reality?

 
Peter Lonsdale and Carl Parsons
Inspection and the School Improvement Hoax
Nigel Cromey-Hawke
School Improvement or School Control? Teachers' Views on the Long Term Value of Inspection
Margaret Mathieson and Mel Vlaeminke
Inspection without Direction
School's Responses to OFSTED Requirements in Moral and Spiritual Education

 
 
PART FOUR: RE-INSPECTION AND BEYOND
Brian Fidler and Jacqueline Davies
The Inspector Calls Again
The Reinspection of Schools

 
Peter Earley
Conclusion
Towards Self-Assessment?

 

`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

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