1st Edition

Inspection and Accountability

By Bill Laar Copyright 2006
    96 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    In September 2005 school inspections changed drastically. The onus is now on the school to highlight its own strengths and weaknesses; to document them convincingly and to show action plans for improvement. This book, written by an Ofsted Inspector, shows you exactly what to do, and how best to present your Self-Evaluation. It also tells you how to prepare for the two day inspection so that everything goes as well as possible.

    Introduction: benefits of the new inspection framework; The framework for inspecting schools: rationale for the new framework, the inspection format and its application, the school's contribution to the process; Self-evaluation: the purpose of self-evaluation, what and how to evaluate, the structure of the SEF and how to develop one; 'Every Child Matters': purpose and structure, link between it and pupil attainment, curriculum provision; Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; The foundation stage; Main judgements: achievement and standards, personal development and well-being, quality of provision, leadership and management.


    Bill Laar is one of the UK's foremost commentators on schools inspection and its implications for management and classroom practice.