QA reports - Make public or keep them quiet

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  • Should the QA score following a visit (not full details) be made public, so that parents, schools, local authorities etc, at a glance can see to what standard/risk a scheme is providing?
    Schools publish OFSTED reports, so why shouldn't we?

  • Welcome to the forum user6719!
    This was discussed in a workshop at the conference last year; I think the concern was that until all schemes have been QA'd it would give an unfair PR advantage to a scheme with a good score compared to a scheme that had not yet been visited, even though they may be equally good.
    Can anyone else recall that discussion?

  • Yes that was one of the reasons.
    Another was that since this is a consensus based system rather than a legal framework. It's crucial that schemes interact with QA and feel that is is to their advantage and important for their development, (rather than the punitive like OFSTED). So not making the outcome public is a way to minimise potential fear of engaging.

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QA reports - Make public or keep them quiet

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