Inspector’s Report shows teaching is a highly accountable profession

Monday 05 February 2018

The Chief Inspector’s Report 2013-2016 demonstrates once again that second-level teachers and schools work in a transparent and accountable manner, ASTI President Ger Curtin said today.

“The publication of the Chief Inspector’s Report demonstrates that teaching today is a highly open and accountable profession. School inspections undertaken between January 2013 and June 2015 found that teaching was ‘good’ or ‘better’ in 88-94% of lessons inspected. Schools were found to be governed well and 93 per cent of parents surveyed said their child was doing well at second-level. Inspections represent just one layer of transparency and accountability which teachers are subject to. Teachers are also answerable to school leaders, boards of management which include parent representatives, the Department of Education and Skills, and the Teaching Council.

“Today’s report will provide reassurance to parents and to all the partners in education that second-level schools and teachers work in a highly professional manner and are clearly focused on the needs of their students. The findings contained in the report reflect the results of international studies which demonstrate that second-level schools and students in Ireland are performing very well.”

 

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Click here for Department of Education & Skills Chief Inspector's Report Jan 2013 - Jul 2016 - Executive Summary.

Click here for Department of Education & Skills Chief Inspector's Report Jan 2013 - Jul 2016.