Responding to the announcement today (Tuesday 7 January) of six new teaching school hubs, Nick Brook, deputy general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, and chair of the School Improvement Commission, said:
“We are pleased to see that the government agrees with us that a new approach to school improvement is needed. We urgently need to rebalance holding schools to account with helping them to improve. High stakes inspection acts as a brake on improvement in schools, which is why NAHT has convened its School Improvement Commission, to suggest a better way forward.
“What has worked for the last twenty-five years will not work for the next quarter of a century. The simple truth, often repeated, is that schools are only as good as the professionals that work in them. The focus of school improvement needs to be on improving the skills and knowledge of the dedicated professionals who work in them.”
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