16/05/2019

Diving with OFSTED

OFSTED’s new handbook announces that inspectors will be undertaking “deep dives”. So Claire’s school has announced that all teachers must now take diving lessons. Claire wonders […]
14/03/2019

Deeper Learning

OFSTED is now demanding that schools demonstrate “deeper learning”. OFSTED’s vice like grip continues!
08/03/2019

OFSTED Breaks Heads

OFSTED says it has had positive feedback on its plan for an inspector to break the headteacher’s leg the day before inspection. Headteacher Simon (seen here […]
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 […]
22/02/2019

OFSTED Consultation

Like many other teachers James was drowning. Drowning under the weight of accountability frameworks. Drowning under the pressure over which he had no control. To save […]
22/02/2019

OFSTED Myths

Cassie was caught red handed stealing food. Her mucky paws were everywhere and the whole family were disgusted by her behaviour. “What have you got to […]
19/02/2019

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 […]
19/02/2019

OFSTED 2019 – 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 […]
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