Please don’t ask me; I’ve no ideas where the years have gone. Nearly thirty two years ago I walked into Notre Dame School, Blackburn as a probationary teacher and the intervening years are now all a bit of a blur. In a “this much I know” reflective moment; I’ve worked too hard, on too many of the wrong things, for too long throughout my career.
Sat holding my mum’s hand on the 29th March 2018, Maundy Thursday, I kept reminding her that dad has always told us that he had enjoyed a good life and the past eight years, in his own words had been “a bonus”. “We’ve enjoyed many suppers with dad; if the Lord is calling him to his Last Supper tonight then he will be ready and we will have to accept His will”. The events of the last few months I never saw coming.
With thanks to Jason Bradbury and the Ofsted Data Team, the graphs commented on in Graphically Exposing Ofsted Bias? have been re-labelled to provide greater clarity to the reader. The information I received earlier this evening has been copied below without comment or amendment; you can make up your own mind whether the substantive issues raised in the original blog remain. Continue reading