07/03/2019

Knife Crime

Headteacher Tracy is a firm believer in a disciplined school environment. She excludes pupils who seriously disrupt learning. She is now told she is responsible for […]
03/03/2019

OFSTED Curriculum Questions

Secondary Headteacher Mary is preparing for her interview with the inspector, under the new OFSTED focus on the curriculum. “What does your school teach about Colombia, […]
27/02/2019

Reception Baseline Assessment

Infant school Headteacher Mrs Marsh was thoughtful. When assessing reception students on the new baseline test, should she be “generous” or “harsh” with her marking? If […]
24/02/2019

Governors’ Meetings

Headteacher Geraldine is preparing papers for the governors’ meeting. Papers are sent to governors before each meeting, but Geraldine knows that most of the governors will […]
20/02/2019

Twitter Head Ache

One of Headteacher Joel’s staff has just tweeted that a person publicly supporting Islamic State,  should be allowed back into the UK. Now parents are writing […]
19/02/2019

OFSTED – Pressure

Headteacher Brian, aged 50. Every day between 9 am and 10.30 am, Brian waited for a call from the random OFSTED inspector who had the power […]
18/02/2019

OFSTED – Reducing Burdens

The New OFSTED Framework 2019 “after the 10 am phone call …the lead inspector will arrive on site no earlier than 12:30 pm ..and leave no […]
18/02/2019

OFSTED – Protecting Staff

The New OFSTED Framework 2019 “OFSTED will consider the extent to which leaders protect staff from bullying and harassment”. Josie’s headteacher had told her that finishing […]
16/02/2019

Flattening The Grass

Tobias had been “flattening the grass”. Now he was notorious on Social Media. Some people were even comparing him to The Devil. Tobias realised, just one […]
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