• June 22, 2018

Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, will call for a more humane approach to judging schools.

Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, will call for a more humane approach to judging schools.

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Giving the Mike Baker Lecture for the National Education Trust, Barton is expected to say: “Our accountability system mercilessly flogs schools to jump through hoops, with careers hanging in the balance on the basis of a single set of results, and schools stigmatised as failing, which serves only to compound their problems.”

He will say that performance measures present a “flawed and partial view” and while Ofsted inspections give the opportunity for more nuance, the data shows that the proportion of schools judged as “outstanding” is lower in deprived areas than in the most affluent areas.

To read the full article published by the TES click here:

https://www.tes.com/news/accountability-system-mercilessly-flogs-schools