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Accountability and Inspection

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The NASUWT believes that inspection systems should report on achievements and how schools can build pathways to success. The Union will continue to campaign for this model of supportive and developmental inspection rather than the punitive, high-stakes systems that currently exist across much  of the UK.



Inspect The Inspector Campaign

NASUWT has launched a campaign for members to evaluate the performance of inspectors.

Inspectors Inspected Report

Inspectors Inspected (Bilingual)

Advice and guidance on the Pupil Premium

The NASUWT has produced advice and guidance for teachers and school leaders on effective and acceptable approaches to the use of the Pupil Premium. The advice can be accessed here.

Changes to assessment and accountability measures for primary schools and 16-19 provision

The Government has confirmed a number of changes to the assessment and accountability measures for judging the performance of primary schools and 16-19 provision. 

Primary school floor targets

Currently, 85% of pupils are expected to achieve at least level 4c in English and mathematics. Under the new system, at least 85% of pupils will be expected to achieve a standard closer to the present 4b level.

Early years baseline assessment

Due to comparability issues, the baseline assessment undertaken during reception will not now be used as part of school performance measures.

16-19 accountability measures

The performance of all 16-19 providers will be judged using five headline measures of performance.  These headline measures include: progress measures; attainment measures; retention measures; English and mathematics progress measures for those who do not achieve good grades at age 16; and destination measures.

Regional Schools Commissioners

The NASUWT has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee Inquiry into Regional Schools Commissioners. The evidence can be viewed here.

Below are the latest statements made by NASUWT on inspection and accountability.