Sara wrote a new post, Cognitive Science 6 days, 22 hours ago
For 4 million years humans have been teaching their children (successfully).
In the past 5 years children stopped learning, if teachers didn’t have a Cognitive Science degree (according to OFSTED).
Sara wrote a new post, OFSTED Listens 1 week ago
OFSTED’s claims to genuinely listen to criticism were dealt a blow when we visited their Head Office today.
Sara wrote a new post, New BrainGym 1 week ago
How we laughed at Brain Gym! Things are so much better now.
Cognitive Load Theory
Pupils “building interconnecting schema in their heads”.
No overloading of Working Memory
Sara wrote a new post, OFSTED Truths 1 week ago
Exclude a pupil for 1 day = Cannot be “Outstanding”.
Pupils cannot define Business vs Enterprise = “Requires Improvement”.
2 Year KS3 = “Special Measures”
Sara wrote a new post, Be Afraid! 1 week ago
Latest OFSTED Inspection Guidance
“The acquisition of knowledge through a well-planned, carefully structured and sequenced curriculum enables pupils to build an interconnecting schema. Expertise depends on rich […]
Sara wrote a new post, OFSTED Feedback 1 week, 1 day ago
An OFSTED spokesperson said,
“The feedback we receive after an inspection continues to be very positive”.
Sara wrote a new post, Drowning Delayed 1 week, 1 day ago
OFSTED has relaxed inspection regulations for one year.
Headteacher Steve looks forward to drowning next year.
Sara wrote a new post, OFSTED Fail 1 week, 2 days ago
Get ready to be failed by OFSTED.
Here are the details of what OFSTED are really looking for.
You could not make this stuff up! These are the actual briefing notes for OFSTED inspectors!
Yet again, truth […]
Sara wrote a new post, Overload 1 week, 3 days ago
Teacher Dave has been told he “must NOT overload working memory”.
Dave remembers the time before all this cognitive science crap.
Sara wrote a new post, Tug of War 1 week, 3 days ago
In the endless search for the best way to destroy the teaching profession, who will win the battle?
Sara wrote a new post, ASCL 1 week, 3 days ago
Association for Self-Interest and Complacent Lethargy
A spokesperson for ASCL said
“Join us and we promise to do bugger all”.
Sara wrote a new post, Not Leadership 1 week, 3 days ago
ASCL have said today that they would NOT support calls to #PauseOfsted.
Rex the dog wonders if L stands for Pathetic.
Sara wrote a new post, #PauseOfsted 1 week, 5 days ago
OFSTED is destroying our education system.
Enough is enough.
Time to press PAUSE!
Sara wrote a new post, Dress Sense 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Teacher Julie believed it was a woman’s right to wear whatever she wanted in class.
No man was going to tell her what was appropriate or not!
Sara wrote a new post, OFSTED Handbook 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Under the latest OFSTED framework, schools are no longer judged on exam results.
Headteachers are now reporting quite bizarre methods being used by inspectors.
Sara wrote a new post, Crushed by OFSTED 1 month ago
Headteacher Lynne’s school is the most successful in her region. Top class results year after year.
OFSTED has classified the school as “Requires Improvement” because the school has a 2 year KS3.
An OFSTED […]
Sara wrote a new post, Learning Exit 1 month, 1 week ago
The Head of Dept, Deputy Head, Headteacher, Executive Head and a governor, were watching him teach.
“Just ignore us”, they said.
David thought “Learning Walks” are getting out of hand.
David knew it was […]
Sara wrote a new post, Powerful Knowledge 1 month, 1 week ago
Mark has been teaching for 15 years.
Now he must incorporate “Powerful Knowledge” into lessons.
Mark says he’d do more good preparing students for exams.
That’s Mark’s Powerful Knowledge!
Sara wrote a new post, #HeforShe Role Models 1 month, 1 week ago
Brian is that rarity, a male teacher in a Primary School.
Brian is a great believer in having male role models for boys.
His motto is #HeforShe solidarity.
Sara wrote a new post, Progressive Parenting 1 month, 1 week ago
New mum and equalities campaigner Belinda, asked her Twitter followers, “Why are men never expected to do the breast feeding?”.
#CatTeachers #WomenEd #HeforShe