Friday, 6 June 2008

Everyone should read Warwick Mansell's comment in this week's Times Educational supplement...

In the article he argues that if Ofsted wants better results from schools, it needs to encourage and support teachers, not frighten them. He accepts that we need to continue to raise standards and that standards have indeed stalled. The fact that we have the most intrusive and punitive systems of accountability in the world means that the solution to the problem is not more of the same . He argues that Christine Gilbert and the DCFS should look to develop a more rounded assessment of a school's provision rather that focus so relentlessly on test and exam results. We must encourage professionalism and support those who work with the hardest to educate children and young people.

If you only read one thing in this week's TES read this article.

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