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