I’ve just come across a powerful piece by John Seddon this week on the Guardian’s Comment is Free website. It’s a critique of the recent call by the head of the Audit Commission for public sector cuts, which makes the point that the audit regime is part of the problem, not the answer. Although I don’t have the expertise to comment on what goes on in the rest of the public sector, the philosophy of audit by which schools are held to account through narrow statistical measures is clearly hugely dysfunctional. I’ve also been reading Seddon’s book  calling for a saner approach to public sectorRead More →