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Ofsted's take on effective governance

What does effective governance look like? We regularly answer questions from our members looking to delve deeper into this question. For example, on our school governor website, we’ve looked… 322 more words


OFSTED: Little boxes made of ticky-tacky

There is a song that my Dad used to sing to me, the lyrics of which went something like this,
‘Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky. 2,136 more words


OFSTED Results

We had our first OFSTED inspection in June of this year. We were really pleased to be rated as a ‘Good school’. The inspector told us that this is the highest we could achieve owing to the fact that we have only been open for such a short period of time. 37 more words


Is Ofsted helping to improve ITE? Part II

My first post on Ofsted inspections of ITE set out where I am coming from, and considered the purpose of these inspections. It concluded:

“So if Ofsted were to step back from reporting on good practice, and if the difference between Grade 1 and 2 ( 2,252 more words

Initial Teacher Training

Is Ofsted helping to improve ITE?

A short time ago, I wrote a post about the Carter Review, and my thoughts on the future for Initial Teacher Education. With one casual tweet, the education blogmeister, Tom Bennett, catapulted that post into the limelight (well, maybe into the wings) and several people were kind enough to tweet a smattering of applause, which has provided me with useful encouragement. 1,217 more words

Initial Teacher Training

Comrades, teachers let's optimise!

At the time we had managed to find out that Mr Callaghan still lived with his mother and so we secretly suspected that this balding middle aged man, with serial killer glasses, might be gay. 5,048 more words