Sense and accountability: holding primary schools to account for the right things


Earlier this year, the Association of School and College Leaders led a wide-ranging review into how our primary schools are held to account and the impact of the current approach. The review drew on an expert panel including Professor Robert Coe, Dame Alison Peacock, Dame Reena Keble and other specialists in primary education, assessment and data. Its final report outlined a set of principles for an effective accountability system, and explored how well our current approach aligns with those principles. This session will discuss the findings of the review and its key recommendations for policymakers and school leaders.