Ralph Lucas in conversation with Professor Becky Allen: Should schools be accountable to parents rather than government


Parents, in the main, care about the schools they send their children to. They are committed to them, involved with them, inclined to listen to them. They like the teachers, and have a direct interest in their wellbeing. They would make much better masters than the government. From decades of talking to parents, and helping them understand schools, we think that there is a better way (for pupils, teachers, schools and government) of running accountability than the current Ofsted regime and data-based targets.