Good is not good enough

10th September 2004 at 01:00
In a remarkable tilt at the college reports issued by HMI, the consultation paper notes that 99 per cent of reviews on individual subjects rated teaching as very good or good.

But it adds: "A grading of 'good' does not mean that all teaching and learning is up to this standard, but rather that strengths outweigh weaknesses.

"There may be a case therefore where HMI grade teaching and learning as good but also recommend action to remedy weaknesses. None the less, these are very positive results which reflect credit on the sector."

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