Summerhill School evaluation (2000)

Summerhill School made an appeal to a judicial tribunal after receiving a formal Notice of Complaint from the Secretary of State for Education. Professor Ian Stronach of Manchester Metropolitan University was asked to serve as independent witness on behalf of the school. He assembled a team to conduct an evaluation of the OFSTED inspection process. UWE (Saville Kushner, Wan Ching Yee and Ruth Sharpe) were assigned to cover the pupils' perspective and the curriculum of the school. The Notice of Complaint has since been withdrawn as a result of the evaluation report, and future OFSTED inspections were proscribed and controlled by the tribunal.

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