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Ofsted’s New Framework and Why It Won’t Work

Amanda Spielman HMCI delivered a speech to the SCHOOLS NorthEast summit which expanded on the forthcoming new Inspection Framework.  Whilst there is actually much to be commended about what is being proposed; they are mainly school matters and will be damaged by high stakes, cliff edged inspections.  It is on this fundamental basis that they will fail to achieve what is being claimed.   Continue reading

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Reducing Workload by Doing What Matters

Along with many other school leaders at least part of September is spent making sure the school’s website is compliant with the School Information Regulations (2012). Endless reports and policies some statutory but others written to lay at the altar of school accountability and bureaucracy.

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On Holding Your Nerve on Results Day

The saying goes, “You’re only as good as your last Progress 8 score.”  If that is true then we have got ourselves into a right mess; we’re looking down the wrong end of the telescope.  You need the wide view. Continue reading

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