Viewpoint: Thoughts on whole school inspection post-Covid

Richards, Colin (2020) Viewpoint: Thoughts on whole school inspection post-Covid. London Review of Education, 18 (3). pp. 511-518.

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This article argues that the pause in whole school Ofsted inspections until the end of 2020, and possibly into 2021, offers the opportunity to re-examine the nature of school inspection as an appreciative process with inevitable limitations that Ofsted has so far failed to recognize. This raises the possibility of replacing the current adversarial system with a more consensual one grounded in basic principles similar to, but developed from, the process of school inspection pre-Ofsted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Schools.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: London Review of Education
Publisher: UCL Press
ISSN: 1474-8479
Departments: Institute of Education > Non-Initial Teacher Education
Additional Information: Colin Richards is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Cumbria, UK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY) 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2023 13:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:17


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