Monthly Archives: November 2013

School Management Makes Teaching Impossible

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.” (Peter F Drucker) If you have read any of my blogs of recent months, then it won’t come as very much of a surprise to … Continue reading

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Ofsted: The Medicine That Kills.

Last month, Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of OFSTED had this to say about Children’s Services in Birmingham: “…These characteristics of failure have been encapsulated in one area in particular, England’s second city: Birmingham. What is shocking is that this is … Continue reading

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OFSTED: Smoke and Mirrors and Malevolent Magic

‘Every damn thing we’ve talked about at school this week has been driven by Ofsted, and not by the need to educate children effectively’  @cbradbee tweeted last Wednesday. Even in so few words, the distress and despair of this teacher … Continue reading

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