The current accountability system for schools is ineffective and inhumane. Professor Colin Richards considers how we can fix the system and bring back trust as a guiding principle.
How do you address questions of curriculum so that everyone benefits? Probably not the way Ofsted is doing it. David Taylor looks at the issues and offers a model for change.
John Blanchard looks at how colleagues’ visiting one another’s lessons and observing other activities can inform insights and innovations. He shows that this applies as much to leaders, managers and mentors as it does to teachers. Peer observation is a direct way of promoting job morale and satisfaction, while informing agendas for whole-school development.
In the first of a series of seven articles, Rob Carpenter looks what real school improvement is and how important it is to stay focused on the real substance of education rather than pandering to the latest trends in accountability.