Quality assurance in schools (BCS0328)

Venue: Menzies Belford

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 15, 2003 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2003
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This seminar will focus on current quality assurance processes and issues in education, particularly the use of quality indicators, school improvement planning, school leadership and management. It will also focus on the quality of learning and teaching, school ethos and culture, school self-evaluation, external inspection of school performance, assessment and target-setting for raising achievement and attainment. Participants will consider a range of approaches through presentations, workshops, discussion groups and opportunities for visits to schools and other educational organisations in Scotland. The aim of the seminar will be to give participants good scope for interaction.

The seminar will be of particular interest to educational policy makers, senior managers and practitioners concerned with delivering quality improvement in schools in a range of contexts. Participants are encouraged to bring practical examples of any relevant aspects of their own work.

Ian Gamble is Chief Inspector of the Quality, Standards and Audit Division (QSAD), one of five Divisions within HM Inspectorate of Education, Scotland. Ian and QSAD have been closely involved in the development of quality indicators and guidance for both self-evaluation and inspection in schools (How good is our school? 1996 and 2002) and education authorities (Quality Management in Education, 2000 and How good is our Community Learning and Development?, 2002). Other key areas of work have included Improving Leadership in Scottish Schools, 2000 and developing approaches to statistical benchmarking of school and education authority performance. Before joining HMIE Ian was head teacher of a secondary school.


Additional Information

Fully residential fee: £1400 (en-suite bedroom) The fee includes:  five nights’ accommodation from Sunday 15 June to Thursday 19 June 2003 inclusive  all meals from dinner on the evening of Sunday 15 June to breakfast on Friday 20 June  a full professional programme  a social programme (including an opening reception)  welcome and farewell packs (containing a programme, contributors’ summaries, local information, etc.)  a group photograph  an experienced event manager in attendance throughout  emergency medical insurance There are places for up to 30 participants.