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Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection) category. Presented with a red border are the Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

European School Inspection and Evaluation History and Principles

European School Inspection and Evaluation History and Principles

Author: Adrian Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2019

Written by Adrian Gray, a former Executive Committee member. It shows that school inspection has been a key factor in the European educational landscape for 200 years. The book also explains how inspection and evaluation approaches have changed and developed, especially over the last fifty years, reflecting changing ideas about school leadership and accountability - and also responding to technical changes such as new data and exam systems. This is an important step for SICI as they seek to grow and extend their influence on best inspection practice. They will be developing a number of conference presentations around the content of the book which will be adapted to the needs of audiences such as policymakers, school leaders and new school inspectors. The content will be of great value for education policymakers and inspectors globally as we see how inspection works in different contexts.

School Evaluation with a Purpose Challenges and Alternatives

School Evaluation with a Purpose Challenges and Alternatives

Author: Eli Ottesen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2018

School evaluation is often linked to issues of accountability, performance assessment, regulation and inspection, where the work of teachers and/or the functioning of the school becomes the subject of critique. School Evaluation with a Purpose explores the latest thinking surrounding external and self-evaluation in schools. Examining teacher professionalism, reflective practice and what really matters in education, it considers the key challenges around current evaluative practice and puts forward alternative methods of evaluation, placing reflective practice and teacher professionalism at its heart. Exploring the stories of evaluation and the practice of resilient schools and school leaders in five European contexts, the book aims to support and promote the agency of teachers, school leaders and students. This book will be of particular interest to school leaders internationally, researchers, master's students of Education and Education Leadership, and policymakers responsible for law enforcement in the field of school inspection.

School Evaluation with a Purpose Challenges and Alternatives

School Evaluation with a Purpose Challenges and Alternatives

Author: Eli Ottesen Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2018

School evaluation is often linked to issues of accountability, performance assessment, regulation and inspection, where the work of teachers and/or the functioning of the school becomes the subject of critique. School Evaluation with a Purpose explores the latest thinking surrounding external and self-evaluation in schools. Examining teacher professionalism, reflective practice and what really matters in education, it considers the key challenges around current evaluative practice and puts forward alternative methods of evaluation, placing reflective practice and teacher professionalism at its heart. Exploring the stories of evaluation and the practice of resilient schools and school leaders in five European contexts, the book aims to support and promote the agency of teachers, school leaders and students. This book will be of particular interest to school leaders internationally, researchers, master's students of Education and Education Leadership, and policymakers responsible for law enforcement in the field of school inspection.

Safe and Secure Schools (Facilitator's Guide + DVD) Managing and Responding to Threats and Violence

Safe and Secure Schools (Facilitator's Guide + DVD) Managing and Responding to Threats and Violence

Author: Judy M. Brunner, Dennis K. Lewis Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 08/06/2016

With brand-new videos, discussion questions, tabletop exercises, and a sample action plan, this updated program prepares teachers, staff, parents, and students to respond to emergencies.

Organization, Class and Control

Organization, Class and Control

Author: Stewart Clegg, David Dunkerley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2015

In this volume the authors develop a systematic and chronologically based critique of the major concepts, figures and schools in organization. Themes discussed include: the development of scientific management and the responses of Gramsci and Lenin to it the meaning of Mayo and the Human Relations School the development of typological systems and contingency models of the organization key concepts of goals, environment and technology.

School House Bullies (Facilitator's Guide + DVD) Preventive Strategies for Professional Educators

School House Bullies (Facilitator's Guide + DVD) Preventive Strategies for Professional Educators

Author: Judy M. Brunner, Dennis K. Lewis Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2015

This revised edition provides school staff with the knowledge, resources, and tools necessary to develop a schoolwide, systematic, research-based approach to the problem of bullying. This kit helps all levels of school staff to identify, reduce, and ultimately eliminate the types of bullying behaviors that are prevalent in schools today. The video is divided into three parts - elementary school, middle school, and high school and illustrates through vignettes the types of bullying problems that can occur at all levels. It also walks viewers through how to prevent potential problems as well as diffuse problems when they arise. The Facilitator's Guide can be used as an individual study program, with small groups, or for larger professional development events. It includes thought-provoking discussion questions and offers sample workshop agendas. School House Bullies is a sure fire solution to promote the latest in bullying prevention education for each member of a school community.

How to Survive an Ofsted Inspection

How to Survive an Ofsted Inspection

Author: Sarah Findlater Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

If the phrase NO NOTICE INSPECTION strikes fear into your heart, don't panic! In her new book, Sarah Findlater covers everything you need to know to survive an Ofsted inspection. This book is an invaluable guide for every teacher who wants to ensure they are fully prepared for their first Ofsted inspection, perform in an outstanding manner and get as much out of the process as possible. The chapters are split into four phases, making it relevant whether you want to set up systems and improve day-to-day teaching well in advance, you need quick-fix `night before' advice, last minute `on the day' strategies, or you need help making the most of Ofsted feedback once the inspection is over. Everything you need to consider to make all areas of your teaching ready for observation are included in this guide, as well as: - practical strategies for improving key areas inspected by Ofsted including closing the achievement gap and literacy and numeracy provision - 'inspection connection' boxes comprising analysis of key areas of the Ofsted school inspection handbook - logistical details of everything that will happen before, during and after the inspection - from the moment the phone call is received to the submission of the inspector's final report - extracts from outstanding inspection reports - printable templates and checklists - 'remaining cool, calm and collected tips' to help reduce (or hide!) your stress levels on the day. All written from Sarah's first hand experience of supporting teachers through inspections (and surviving quite a few of her own!), How to survive an Ofsted inspection is a practical and very accessible guide for every primary and secondary school teacher preparing for Ofsted.

Governing by Inspection

Governing by Inspection

Author: Sotiria (University of Edinburgh, UK) Grek Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2014

In recent decades, governing practices in education have become highly contradictory: deregulation and decentralisation are accompanied by re-regulation and increased centralisation, contributing to considerable governing tensions in and across different national systems and within the emergent European education policy space. On the one hand there is the persistence of performance monitoring through target-setting, indicators and benchmarks, and on the other, the promotion of self-evaluation and `light touch' regulation that express a `softer' governance turn, and promote self-regulation as the best basis for constant improvement. Drawing on research undertaken into three national systems, this edited volume explores the attempts to manage these tensions in Europe through the development of inspection as a governing practice. Inspectorates and inspectors offer key locations for the exploration of governing tensions, positioned as they are between the international, the national, and the local and institutional, and with responsibility for both regulation and development. All three national systems offer contrasting approaches to inspection, all of which have changed considerably in recent years. Governing by Inspection positions inspection in the framework of changing education policy and politics, and in a period of intensive policy development and exchange in Europe. It will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, political science and social policy.

Pimp your Lesson! Prepare, Innovate, Motivate and Perfect (New edition)

Pimp your Lesson! Prepare, Innovate, Motivate and Perfect (New edition)

Author: Isabella Wallace, Leah Kirkman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Get your assessment and differentiation up to scratch Integrate snappy starters and pimp your plenaries Create your own outstanding resources ...and don't forget your literacy and numeracy elements! The bestselling Pimp Your Lesson! reveals the secret to impressing the pants off your observers, whether they are your Head of Department, Headteacher, Mentor or - worst of all OFSTED! No smoke and mirrors required, this book provides practical and easy-to-implement guidance on embedding outstanding practice in your daily teaching, all written in the authors' witty and accessible style. This brand new edition provides updated advice on all aspects of outstanding teaching. The new 'Pimp your Progress' feature includes guidance on how to measure pupil progress in every lesson and the popular Poundland Pedagogy activities won't fail to get your students engaged! Pimp Your Lesson! will ensure your teaching is consistently outstanding so that you are prepared for inspection at a moment's notice and is a must read for all primary and secondary teachers eager to reach that outstanding grade. Join the conversation: #PimpYourLesson #PoundlandPedagogy

Effective Governance Greater Accountability for Raising School Standards: Is Your Governing Body Prepared for the Challenge?

Effective Governance Greater Accountability for Raising School Standards: Is Your Governing Body Prepared for the Challenge?

Author: Joan Binder Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 27/06/2013

Do you know how school inspectors will be judging effectiveness? Have you considered how you can demonstrate the effectiveness of your governing body? This new guide takes a practical approach, with key questions, key actions and key information supported by case studies of good practice from a wide variety of schools. It will provide you with support and guidance in undertaking the responsibilities of governance. Each section links to the new Ofsted criteria, provides you with an understanding of 'effectiveness' and a framework of questions and actions which you can use to review your current practice and focus your professional development as a governing body. The case studies are centred on a key question from the relevant section and provide you with a 'live' example of how a school is demonstrating effectiveness.

Organization, Class and Control

Organization, Class and Control

Author: Stewart Clegg, David Dunkerley Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2013

In this volume the authors develop a systematic and chronologically based critique of the major concepts, figures and schools in organization. Themes discussed include: the development of scientific management and the responses of Gramsci and Lenin to it the meaning of Mayo and the Human Relations School the development of typological systems and contingency models of the organization key concepts of goals, environment and technology.

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

Author: Jackie, MBA OBE Beere Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Building on the phenomenal success of The Perfect Ofsted Lesson, we asked Jackie Beere to extend her remit from the classroom to the entire school. What is it that makes a 'good' school an 'outstanding' one? What are the inspectors looking for? What is it that the outstanding schools do that catches the Ofsted inspector's eye? To answer these questions, Jackie has combined her extensive experience in education with research done in schools recently awarded that 'outstanding' gold star. This book shares her findings in a practical, down-to-earth way that is as much about world-class quality in teaching and learning as it is about surviving an inspection. With it, you can be confident of revealing your school in the best possible light and, who knows, you may even enjoy the process.