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Improving Schools and Inspection
The Self-Inspecting School

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April 2000 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is an important book, not least because OfTED may well have changed English schools more substantially than any previous curriculum development or assessment development programme' - Mentoring & Tutoring

This book looks at the relationship between school inspection and school improvement. The authors show how heads have used inspectors' reports to put in place real school improvement. They deal with the contexts of inspection and comparisons are made with the Australian experience of school self-review. The book focuses on how schools have developed a culture of self-inspection.

The authors consider the system of OfSTED inspections and ask how beneficial inspection has been in encouraging schools to develop and improve. They suggest there is need for a change and that there are alternative approaches to school assessment and improvement, which could be more effective. They argue that the school's own evaluation processes should play a greater part in the arrangements for inspection.

Improving Schools and Inspection will be essential reading for headteachers and other professionals engaged in dealing with inspections.

 
Inspection and Self-Inspection
 
The OfSTED Approach
A Perspective  
 
Pre-Inspection Preparations and School Development
 
The Week of the Inspection
 
Key Issues for Action
Improvement after Inspection?  
 
The Inspection of Schools with New Headteachers
 
OfSTED and the Governing Body
 
Improving Inspection
The Views of Heads, Inspectors and the Select Committee  
 
`Failing' Schools and the Inner City
 
Assisted School Self-Review in Victoria, Australia
 
OfSTED and School Self-Evaluation
 
The Self-Inspecting School and the Future of Inspection

`This is an important book, not least because OfTED may well have changed English schools more substantially than any previous curriculum development or assessment development programme' - Mentoring & Tutoring

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Neil Ferguson

Peter Earley

Brian Fidler

Brian Fidler is Professor of Education Management at the University of Reading. He is course leader of the MSc School Improvement and has published widely on aspects of education management and leadership, particularly strategic planning and school inspection. He is editor of the International Journal School Leadership and Management. More About Author

Janet Ouston

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