What makes a Good School ?
What makes a good school..?
Our country is following British standards in schools systems and thing said were very familiar.
Yes.. it is all about TEXT RESULTS, LITERACY RATES..
It is all about the inspector results .
And school is a place that enables you to be a better person than you were before.
She was critisinsing the inspections which I highly agree - schools gain nothing out of the inspections than trying to cover the documents to prove than being involving to the practical idea of increasing the effectiveness in the school system.
I think and she mentioned a school should be well connected and have a good management , parent involvement, student happiness
Schools are developing to pass the inspection not the needs of learning for life, passing tests instead
What can be the alternative -
Schools work more in networks and partnerships than they use to, inspections have not met the needs of the changing school environment. Also the inspection doesn’t give help in how to improve, it just says what is wrong. A better way to improve on this would be that principals outline what they want improving on in their school and a consultation team help to bring this change about.
Ranking schools in terms of exam results could be problematic. A school that is purely focused on passing exams is not necessarily the one setting up children to perform well in life.
In terms of Can Schools can make a difference..?
As Jane said Socio economic factor is important in the school system. She talks that inspections framework need to add with value added factors
1. How the school is going within the context of its people..
2. It is important to schools to play a role in a challenging environment where students has low progressions
To reflect upon what her experience on finding a school..
It is completely the same way we did too.. we ask from neighborhood parents... and also we were looking for a place our child can be happy.
To express on the Bigger picture -
What does the schools do interms of preparing the kids for future.. ? it is really getting no where with the current educational model where they value EXAMs and PASS RATE OF TESTS..
I think schools will not focus on those rather the continuous feedback couture for any student to progress in their education.