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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 Of STED 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 sh
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Inspection and Self-InspectionThe Of STED Approach A PerspectivePre-Inspection Preparations and School DevelopmentThe Week of the InspectionKey Issues for Action Improvement after Inspection?The Inspection of Schools with New HeadteachersOf STED and the Governing BodyImproving Inspection The Views of Heads, Inspectors and the Select Committee'Failing' Schools and the Inner City Assisted School Self-Review in Victoria, Australia Of STED and School Self-EvaluationThe Self-Inspecting School and the Future of Inspection