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A new relationship with schools: a conference presentation

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untitled The New Inspection Arrangements Regional Divisional Managers Sheila Brown – South Mike Raleigh - North Roger Shippam – Midlands The New Inspection Arrangements Why change? ? Inspection is constantly under review. ? The Green Paper ‘Every Child Matters’ ? The New Relationship with Schools and a different system of accountability. Our proposals ? Short lighter touch inspections ? Inspections every three years ? Emphasis on school self-evaluation ? A much reduced notice period ? Improved access to information on schools for parents The New Inspection Arrangements Response to consultation ? Proposals well received. ? Good support to proposals to change the Framework for Inspecting Schools. What will the new inspections look like? ? Pilots in over 100 schools show they will work and work well. ? HMI will be centrally involved in their delivery. ? They will use the best contracted inspectors employed regionally. ? The notice period will generally be two working days. The New Inspection Arrangements Self evaluation, is at the heart of the new arrangements ? School leaders will be asked to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses in the school. There will be no more than five inspectors inspecting the largest schools and one inspector inspecting the smallest. Inspectors will be in the school for no more than two days Inspectors will concentrate on the things that really matter to the school. The New Inspection Arrangements There will be no pre-inspection parents meeting, although we intend to use a parental questionnaire and to look at the way schools use the views of parents and others in their self-evaluation. We are currently trialling meeting parents during the inspection. Governors are central to the self-evaluation process. They will need to ‘sign off’ the SEF and they are the ‘appropriate authority’ to whom the report is directed. The New Inspection Arrangements Reporting ? Feedback will be given through

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