Spielman on @bbc5live, without a hint of self-awareness, acknowledged the huge pressures school leaders and their staff are under, but totally failed to see @Ofstednews' role in piling that pressure on.
@debrakidd Also, illegal exclusions were what the new Ofsted framework was primed to investigate, as well as poor quality SEND, but then a good number of HTs of Outstanding Schools (uninspected for a decade) suddenly found that to be a good time to demand everyone #PauseOfsted I wonder! 🤔
It is a surprise to read that some senior inspectors are speaking out about Ofsted’s plans to visit schools this term.
Perhaps they feel inspecting during COVID would be one step too far? Time for some much needed reform. #pauseOfsted
“We are not surprised to hear that some inspectors have misgivings about the planned autumn visits. The rationale for them is a muddle, and they smack of giving Ofsted something to do rather than a coherent policy": my comments for @ASCL_UK: https://buff.ly/3bIUU5E
Thanks for the RT @blondebonce
We must #PauseTests to focus on literal #lifeskills
And we must #PauseOfsted
Our children are the future not data!#HeadsTogether
#PauseOfsted via @TeacherButtons
Time to make a stand. If you are working as an OFSTED inspector, Headteachers' Roundtable recommend that you PAUSE doing inspection work. Stop support...
Spare a thought for teachers/school leaders who have worked tirelessly to improve standards over the last year or so... only to hear that Ofsted has abandoned inspections for the immediate future.
It is time to end the grades.
#pauseOfsted #SLTchat https://t.co/h8eeITNL6E
The science (research) is clear!
Independent teachers work as many hours as state schools teachers, but they have lower stress (Brady, 2020)
State schools in England suffer 'hard accountability' and 'thin theory' for school improvement (Mehta, 2013)
Have long argued that the slowly-growing professional revolt over Ofsted ( #PauseOfsted etc) was a channelled version of Brexity frustrations applied to the structural inequalities of education