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Evaluation of the Impact of Section 5 Inspections : Strand 2 Report

McCrone, Tami; Rudd, Peter; Blenkinsop, Sarah; Wade, Pauline; Rutt, Simon; Yeshanew, Tilaye;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2007
  • Publisher: National Foundation for Educational Research
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Ofsted commissioned the NFER to carry out an independent evaluation of the new inspection process for maintained schools in England, introduced in September 2005. The aim of the research was to assess the extent to which schools felt that the new inspections contributed to school improvement. The research methods used were a survey of all schools inspected over a six month period, statistical modelling, case-study visits to 36 schools and a desk-top review of case-study school documents. Key findings The vast majority of schools were satisfied with the inspection process and it was generally perceived as contributing to school improvement. Most schools agreed wi...
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1 OFSTED (2006): Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools 2005/06. London: Ofsted.

2 McCRONE, T., RUDD, P., BLENKINSOP, S. and WADE, P. (2006). Impact of Section 5 Inspections: maintained schools in England (Interim Report). Available at: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/assets/Internet_Content/Shared_Content/Files/impacts5.pdf [13 April, 2007].

3 OFSTED (2006). Using the evaluation schedule: Guidance for inspectors of schools. Available at: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/assets/Internet_Content/Shared_Content/IIFD/Files/usingTheSchedule.pdf [13 April, 2007]; OFSTED (2005). Inspection Report Template. Available at: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/assets/Internet_Content/Shared_Content/IIFD/Files/inspectionReportTemp late.pdf [13 April, 2007].

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