Tag Archives: Lesson observations

2014: Top 5 blogs.

These are the posts of mine that got the most views in 2014. Thank you to everyone who read, shared and commented. 1. Ofsted – carrying on regardless May 2014 In which I wrote about the traumatic Ofsted experience of my job … Continue reading

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Ofsted Clarification for Schools: Spread the Word!

I am delighted to see that Ofsted have produced a clarification for schools document. At last, it seems, Ofsted have accepted their responsibly to offer some guidance for schools regarding what Ofsted do/do not expect to see. As much of … Continue reading

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OFSTED: Little boxes made of ticky-tacky

There is a song that my Dad used to sing to me, the lyrics of which went something like this, ‘Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky. Little boxes on the hillside and they all look just … Continue reading

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School leaders, take note… (In light of the updated handbook for Ofsted Inspectors.)

‘Leadership is key in any school. We need to look at what’s being asked of teachers and assess the effectiveness.’ (Sean Harford – Ofsted’s National Director for Schools Policy and ITE, and Regional Director, East of England) Tomorrow, (31st July … Continue reading

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A Plea to OFSTED

This week I tried my best to avoid blogging on the subject of internal lesson observations, I did think about several other things I could write about, but this subject is still so fresh in my mind at the current … Continue reading

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Lesson Observations: They’re just a game, really, aren’t they?

Tick-tock, tick-tock. That time is coming around again. In the not-too-distant future I’m to have my 2nd internal lesson observation of this academic year. The last observation I had spawned an awful lot of blog material for me; but did … Continue reading

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