- Bugger me! One week in post, and OFSTED knocks on the door…
thought inspections these days were random and at any time to stop the ‘making the school perfect in advance’ thing
May that darkest of days never come. I feel your pain, we are due in Jan.Mind you I am really OCD about recording etc, so shouldn’t have too much to worry about. HMI seem more interested in that rather than any teaching ability you might have.Posted 6 years ago
I wish. I’d love that. 🙁
what have you got to hide?
Nowt to hide. My new team are ‘interesting’ and woefully equipped at the moment. Three months would have given me enough time to iron out their ‘idiosyncrasies’…
Ah OFSTED inspections, gets teachers in to a flap, they race around making the school in to some thing it is not the rest of the time.
Fair point. Would be applicable if I’d have been there forever and I was a slack tosser. My track record would say otherwise though. And I don’t teach anymore now that I’m the deputy head.Posted 6 years ago
(congrats! do you miss the teaching?)
No. I hate kids. They’re a pain in the arse.
Shouldn’t they be surprise inspections, otherwise how are they supposed to know that you haven’t put on a show for them?
Totally agree. But I’d like half a chance to implement good stuff, rather than being tarred with an old brush…Posted 6 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
There is a school of thought going around that Ofsted is jumping in early in places with a change in top management. Hey presto, they come up with a judgement of a lack of stable management which pops you in a “category” if they don’t like the look of other factors and recent performance. Three weeks later offers of intervention to switch to academy or fed status appear even before the Ofsted decision goes public.
Good luck anyhow, you don’t sound like the sort of bloke who’ll let them do you over.Posted 6 years agounsponsoredMember
Although the new framework for inspection is not due to start until the new year, all indicators point to inspections this term being “in the spirit” of the new framework.
This means that it will be very tough to get good. I know of several SLT folk who have been through the pilots and many staff have dropped a grade or even two based on the new criteria.Posted 6 years agoXyleneMember
We are apparently buying in an Offsted, which is great.
I guess I will be taking field trips that week with two of my classes – yes Mr Ofsted inspector, they genuinely need to copy stuff off the board every lesson. No Mr Offsted inspector, they can’t actually work autonomously at all, they lack social skills to do any work on their own or in groups.Posted 6 years ago
Yes Mr Ofsted inspector, they will actually get 3 GCSE’s out of their BTEC course. Amazing isn’t it, their files look fantastic as well don’t they.
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