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, […]
01/03/2019

New Music Curriculum

Year 1 teacher Jennifer is gamely having a go at the new music curriculum for 5 year olds. Schools Minister Mr Gibb, who is a keen […]
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 […]
25/02/2019

Flexible Working

David is a modern metro-sexual teacher of the 21st Century. David genuinely supports women having flexible working hours. In his school most of the staff are […]
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 […]
23/02/2019

Knowledge or Skills?

Felix has competence with the skateboard. He can do it. He can do it rather well. He has learnt how to do it. The edu-twitter fanatics want to […]
23/02/2019

Death of Teaching

Mr Thomas came into teaching because he loved his subject. He loved explaining things to children. Now Mr Thomas is told to research how to teach. […]
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 […]
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