Improvement partner doubts
There is a risk of some SIPs becoming quasi-inspectors, with simplistic "ticklist" approaches, unless they are properly trained. To be objective, they, like all school improvement staff, will need to be primarily accountable to the elected local authority, not schools as Mr Bangs suggests. Hard reality tells us that schools' accountability to the wider community is of growing significance and won't be reversed.
General secretary, Aspect, Woolley Hall, Woolley, Wakefield