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      February 13, 2019

      Wednesday   5:45 PM

      20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL
      City of London, Westminster WC1H 0XG

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      What if… we struck a different balance between school autonomy and regulation?

      What if… we struck a different balance between school autonomy and regulation?   The way in which schools are held to account in England, based in inspection and performance indicators that lead off from regular high-stakes testing of pupils, is highly contentious. The criticisms are many and varied: that the measures don’t provide a valid picture of school performance; that they skew schools’ priorities, in particular, turning schools into ‘exam factories’; that they lead to gaming; that they harm pupil and teacher well-being; that they are contributing to the teacher supply crisis. Meanwhile, the picture has been further complicated by the advent of multi-academy trusts and questions about the extent to which the accountability system reflects this new terrain.  Current measures are intended to drive up standards by providing accountability and transparency. And there is no question that professions and providers need to be held to account. But could we hold a mirror up to teaching practice and school performance, and support their improvement, more effectively than we do now? What might that look like if we started from a blank page? Speakers include: Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary Nick Brook, Deputy General Secretary, National Association of Head Teachers Natalie Perera, Executive Director and Head of Research, Education Policy Institute with more speakers to be announced Chair: Professor Becky Francis is the Director of UCL Institute of Education. Please note photographs and recordings taken at this event may be included in future publications or on the UCL Institute of Education's website. If you do not wish to be included in any of these forms of media, please opt out by contacting us at ioe.events@ucl.ac.uk. If you have any accessibility requirements or enquiries please contact the events team at ioe.events@ucl.ac.uk. If you could contact us allowing for as much time as possible before the event we will be able to ensure where required the appropriate measures are taken. #IOEDebates In association with Tes. For all other event details please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-events/public-debates

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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