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Ofsted Back In The News

There are two reports in the media this week that we feel we should to draw to our readers’ attention. Both of them refer to Ofsted, and both outline some of the concerns that the teaching profession has about the new … Continue reading

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Standards, Attainment and Achievement – Can We Be Clear What We’re Talking About?

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Consider this powerful and shocking headline from a recent newspaper article: Schools ‘face talent drain’ as morale of teachers dives: Poll shows thousands are thinking of quitting as former Ofsted chief warns of widespread disillusionment http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/may/12/schools-face-talent-drain By Daniel Boffey Morale … Continue reading

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Standards in Literacy and Reading – the Chief Inspector Speaks

You have to hand it to the new head of Ofsted – he’s certainly making plenty of waves. “Playing fast and loose with international data”, according to some. Ofsted: Literacy progress has stalled, chief inspector says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17368311 England is being … Continue reading

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Responses to Will Hutton on Accountability in the Teaching Profession

Careers in Teaching – Responses to Will Hutton There are a number of letters in the Observer today responding to Will Hutton’s article in last Sunday’s paper, “Teachers: Stop Being Defensive”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/feb/19/observer-big-issue-graduates-teaching Bruce Ross Smith writes that Will Hutton is … Continue reading

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More on Ofsted, Thanks to Will Hutton

In today’s Observer Will Hutton published a strange and disappointing column on the subject of education, with particular reference to achievement, attainment, Ofsted and the new Chief Inspector. Whilst reading these extracts bear in mind the idea of a “no-excuses culture” … Continue reading

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Ofsted chief proud of ‘Dirty Harry’ image

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3Di somehow missed this story when it was first published back in November.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15537037 [Note the photo on the BBC’s story features the Chief Inspector standing in front of a ‘Policy Exchange’ backdrop – presumably taken on the premises of … Continue reading

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Ofsted chief: over 5,000 heads are inept

So said the headline at the start of this week on the website of publicservice.co.uk . Inept is an interesting word. A very challenging word. Inept: Unsuitable for purpose, unfit, invalid, lacking in judgement or skill, foolish, clumsy, incompetent, out … Continue reading

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