Revisiting and Recovering an Educational Approach to School Inspection

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 59 Number 2 (2017)

Revisiting and Recovering an Educational Approach to School Inspection
COLIN RICHARDS, pages 253-258
DOI: 10.15730/forum.2017.59.2.253

Abstract

The appointment of a new chief inspector from January 2017 offers the opportunity to re-set the relationship between Ofsted and the teaching profession. Both inspectors and teachers need to readjust their mindsets, if inspection is to be seen as developmental and principled rather than judgemental and arbitrary. Without claiming that it was exemplary or that it was not without stress for the inspected or the inspectors, this article argues that the approach used by Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI) prior to 1992 should be revisited and lessons learnt for the further development of school inspection.

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COLIN RICHARDS, (2017) Revisiting and Recovering an Educational Approach to School Inspection, FORUM, 59(2), 253-258. https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2017.59.2.253

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