Written for heads and teachers, this forward-thinking book examines exactly what the relationship between inspection and self-evaluation means for schools and explores some of the underpinning issues, featuring examples of best practice from successful schools.

It is full of useful advice on topics such as how schools can juggle ongoing self-evaluation with OFSTED’s expectations, how to use web sources to best advantage and what can be learnt from experience to lessen the anxiety in the relationship and make it more of a friendly and formative experience for all parties. Drawing on case studies from primary, secondary and special schools, this all-round overview should be of immediate interest to practitioners while also offering students and aspiring heads and teachers a valuable source of detailed information about the processes of inspection and self-assessment.

chapter 1|16 pages

New relationships for old

chapter 2|12 pages

A view from the schools

chapter 3|9 pages

A view from the Bell tower

chapter 5|9 pages

Lies, damned lies and statistics

chapter 7|10 pages

Hearing voices

chapter 8|11 pages

Learning in and out of school

chapter 10|9 pages

Every Child Matters?

chapter 11|11 pages

The SEF and how to use it

chapter 13|10 pages

Googling around: the connoisseur’s guide

chapter 14|19 pages

The tools of self-evaluation

chapter 15|11 pages

The leadership equation

chapter 16|11 pages

What can we learn from other countries?