The centre hosted a seminar on the 5th of September on accountability of educational networks to discuss and present the main findings from the project. The seminar presented the outcomes of the four case studies of the impact of new inspection methods and modalities that fit a more decentralized education system, where schools and other service providers operate in networks to provide inclusive education or develop and implement more localized school-to-school improvement models. Examples were presented from Northern Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Bulgaria and how inspections in these areas contribute to the improvement of education in Multi-Academy Trusts, networks for inclusive education, area-based learning communities and a peer review network.
Presentations included (click on the title for the powerpoint slides):
|Accountability of educational networks: what, why and how?
Keynote from Dr Melanie Ehren
|Inspections of networks for inclusive education in the Netherlands
Dr. Jörgen Svensson, University of Twente
|Batched inspections and reviews of Multi-Academy Trusts in England
Dr. Melanie Ehren and Dr. David Godfrey, UCL Institute of Education
|Inspections of area-based learning communities in Northern Ireland
Dr. Martin Brown, Prof. Joe O’Hara, Dr. Gerry McNamara, Dublin City University
|Thematic inspection of a peer review network in Bulgaria
Dr. Rossi Simeonova and Dr. Yonka Parvanova, Sofia University