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Weekly Summary (13/10/14 - 19/10/14)

Low mileage week. The fact that I am writing this on a Thursday evening is testament to the manic nature of last week and the beginning of this one. 223 more words


The CEIAG bits of our recent Ofsted inspection

There are two events which are by far and away the most stressful and tension filled times working in schools. One happens every year as those all important GCSE results come in but then the spreadsheets and data packs are soon forgotten as the young people start to arrive and collect their grades. 624 more words

CEIAG Policy

The 5 Fundamentals of fun-filled Observation

Following on from Tom Bennett’s recent blog of the week on observation, I thought it would be good to take his message one stage further by putting some flesh on the bone. 792 more words

Lesson Observation

Ofsted Clarification for Schools: Spread the Word!

I am delighted to see that Ofsted have produced a clarification for schools document. At last, it seems, Ofsted have accepted their responsibly to offer some guidance for schools regarding what Ofsted do/do not expect to see. 574 more words


Day 12: "Something about Europe happened over the weekend"

Yes, this was the first note I made in Public Affairs yesterday evening.

This time it’s the politicians who’ve delivered the juicy goss for our class. 506 more words

Low level misbehaviour - the marijuana of naughty children

I found some time to write by virtue of forgetting to bring my marking home. I have been thinking about when low level misbehaviour becomes, just, misbehaviour. 303 more words


What that Ofsted clarification should have said!

There was much to welcome in the recent note of clarification from Ofsted, and may it be publicised widely. However, to my mind there is still much that wasn’t said that ought to be. 423 more words