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Better Inspection for All … Is that the Right Question?

I’ve always believed that in an election you have a responsibility to vote.  This freedom has been hard won and we should cherish it. 1,990 more words


OFSTED-Outstanding anyone? Outstanding at what, I’d like to know

Anyone else increasingly convinced, in its attempt to grade, definitively, the quality of your child’s education, OFSTED is now hopelessly out of its depth? Round our very densely-populated way are a whole string of OFSTED-rated outstanding primary schools. 648 more words

Teaching toddlers British Values

Teaching British values to toddlers will be tough to enforce


from The Conversation 

By Jacqueline Baxter, The Open University

The recent announcement by the new secretary of state for education Nicky Morgan that toddlers must be taught British values is the latest in a chain of events precipitated by the… 766 more words


Surprise inspections to be conducted in Uttarakhand schools

Issuing instructions to this effect to all District Magistrates, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar asked them to send senior officials to primary and middle schools in their areas every week for surprise inspections and to see if teachers are properly discharging their duties and mid-day meal is being distributed regularly among children, an official release said here. 118 more words


A Week in the Life

So, it has been about a week since I posted, and I have had a lot of blog-worthy things that have happened in the past week. 654 more words

Study Abroad

Changing knowledges; changing frameworks: challenges for inspection as a governing tool, in England, Scotland and Sweden

Click on the link to see the programme. 

During this seminar I shall be talking about the ways in which inspection frameworks and what counts as knowledge within them, shift and change according to political, technical, institutional and social changes in the societies in which they are placed.  185 more words