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FAQs for School Inspection
Practical Advice and Working Solutions

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ISBN 9780415334990
Published January 16, 2009 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

School inspections still have the potential to spread fear and panic through even the best-run schools, but this practical book will remove all of the anxiety, with its proven advice to help ensure a successful inspection.

Ideal for all teachers, whether newly qualified or with decades of experience, FAQs for School Inspection will guide the reader calmly through the pre- and post-inspection stages, offering valuable insights into what can happen during the inspection itself. Covering recent legislative changes and everything to do with school inspection, it outlines the teacher/inspector relationship and gives advice on coping with the potential stresses of inspections.

Organised into logical sections, the book covers issues such as

  • preparing for inspection
  • being inspection-aware
  • the effects inspection has on you personally
  • what happens after inspection.

Complete with advice on using inspection to further personal and professional development, this ready-reference guide will allow teachers to play a confident and influential role in school inspection.



Elizabeth Holmes completed her PGCE at the Institute of Education, London. After teaching in London and Oxfordshire she became Head of History at a school in West Sussex. She now writes on education and health issues for a variety of national publications and websites, and prepares training and development materials. She has had many books published, including The Newly Qualified Teacher's Handbook, FAQs for NQTs, Teacher Well-being and FAQs for TAs.