In February 2004, OFSTED published a consultation paper on 'The Future of Inspection'. This proposed radical changes to the school inspection system, including shorter but more frequent inspections, which would be undertaken with minimal or no notice and an increased emphasis on school self-evaluation.
The NUT's response is in two parts. The first sets out the NUT's own proposals for the future of school inspection. The second part is a detailed critique of the proposals contained within the OFSTED consultation document. The NUT'S proposals and 'The future of inspection' are both included in the word document
The NUT Response to the OFSTED Consultation: 'The Future of Inspection'.
In addition, the NUT commissioned two papers from Professor John MacBeath of the University of Cambridge, who has worked with the NUT since 1994 on school self-evaluation issues. His first paper outlines current self-evaluation models in a range of countries whilst the second presents his personal response to the OFSTED consultation document.