Tag Archives: Observation

Lesson Observations: Progress at Last!

Today I had my latest lesson observation. For those who may not be aware, I’ve had a long, drawn out, and, at times, deeply unpleasant battle with my school’s management team over the accepted internal lesson observation process (and the … Continue reading

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Ofsted: Same Old Tune, Different Words?

On 22nd January, HMCI published information for OFSTED inspectors as to how they may go about judging the standards of teaching now that they are, in theory, no longer able to dictate a preferred teaching style. He said: “There is … Continue reading

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A Letter to my SLT: latest update.

In November I posted a copy of an email to one of my SLT, regarding my issues with the lesson observation process that my school insists on using (‘School Management Makes Teaching Impossible’). This email prompted the manager in question … Continue reading

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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: 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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