Many agree that school accountability in England is not fit-for-purpose. The NAHT’s Accountability Commission has put forward a way to fix the system. Nick Brook explains

The NAHT, alongside others in the sector, have long been vocal in our concern about the negative impact of accountability. We have also been determined not simply to point at the problem but come up with practical solutions.

That is why, late in 2017, we started a series of conversations with leading educationalists and academics. Everyone we talked to, at every level of the system, accepted that the way in which schools were being held to account was not working as well as intended and needed to change. From this desire for something better, our Accountability Commission was formed. Our aim was to make a constructive contribution, to set a way forward, based in evidence, and to start a debate that is urgently needed.

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