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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?
Introduction - Peter Earley
PART ONE: SCHOOL, GOVERNING BODY AND LEA RESPONSES: AN OVERVIEW
OFSTED and Afterwards? Schools' Responses to Inspection - Janet Ouston and Jacqueline Davies
Governing Bodies and School Inspection - Peter Earley
Potential for Empowerment?
Partners in Pursuit of Quality - Margaret Wood
LEA Support for School Improvement after Inspection
PART TWO: CASE STUDIES
The Use and Impact of OFSTED in a Primary School - Tony Dimmer and Jacky Metiuk
Brookfield Special School - Vanessa Aris, Jim Davies and Peter Johnson
Recovery from Failure
Responding to School Inspection - Doug Close
Focusing on Development
Raising Standards and Raising Morale - Helen Hosker and Sue Robb
A Case Study of Change
PART THREE: SCHOOL RESPONSES: TOWARDS A CRITIQUE OF INSPECTION
Inspection and Change in the Classroom - Geoff Lowe
Rhetoric and Reality?
Inspection and the School Improvement Hoax - Peter Lonsdale and Carl Parsons
School Improvement or School Control? Teachers' Views on the Long Term Value of Inspection - Nigel Cromey-Hawke
Inspection without Direction - Margaret Mathieson and Mel Vlaeminke
School's Responses to OFSTED Requirements in Moral and Spiritual Education
PART FOUR: RE-INSPECTION AND BEYOND
The Inspector Calls Again - Brian Fidler and Jacqueline Davies
The Reinspection of Schools
Conclusion - Peter Earley