“Can do better?” Have we found the best way to assess schools and how to select them?
Co-hosted with Keystone Tutors
It is almost 30 years since the advent of school league tables and Ofsted/ISI ratings are well known to most parents when assessing schools for their children. The Good Schools Guide includes entries on thousands of schools across the UK with reports by experienced reviewers. But do these three different tools give as full a picture as parents and students need to decide on which schools are doing well? Are perceptions and judgements sufficiently accurate and up to date? Do they consider not only the quality of teaching and learning but the impact the pupils make in their future careers? Are exam results overemphasised to the detriment of the contribution schools make to the wider communities they serve? Should “character education” and “value added” be included more widely as measures? This webinar, co-hosted by Keystone Tutors and Wild Search, brought together a distinguished panel of experienced educationalists to ask these questions and challenge some of the assumptions which are often made.
Chaired by Edward Wild, Founder of Wild Search with panellists: Anna Trethewey, Head of Strategy, Ofsted; Grace Moody-Stuart, Director of Consultancy, Good Schools Guide; Harriet Blomefield, Head of Education Consultancy, Keystone Tutors