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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OFSTED Consultation Con

Sharon has been teaching for many years under various OFSTED frameworks. Now she is being asked to comment on the latest OFSTED Framework proposals. She thinks […]

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 […]

OFSTED – Reducing Burdens

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 later than […]

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 […]
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