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Ofsted’s New Framework; It’s All a Bit of a Brexit

Waiting for the 10:30 am launch of Ofsted’s New Inspection Framework; I’ve got to be honest I was pumped up and ready to go.  A couple of hours of reading later, I’m rather underwhelmed and “so what” about the whole thing.  It’s all a bit Brexit; major issues with the current framework have not been addressed. Continue reading

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Graphically Exposing Ofsted Bias?

Over the years, Ofsted has consistently claimed that schools working in deprived or challenging areas – their pupils, staff and leaders – are duly recognised for the quality of work they do.  Often, using a graph very similar to the one below to justify their comments, they state how inspectors contextualise the inspection process.  My view is “leading a school with a large percentage of disadvantaged white boys is statistically a career-ender”.  Contextualisation is a myth. Continue reading

Exclusive: Ofsted’s Latest Myth Busters #Myth1 – Consistency and Contextualisation

It was one of those accountability Twitter debates; I had deliberately managed to stay well out of it (despite being tagged in tweets) for about 48 hours; then my fingers itched, ire was raised and there I was again. Continue reading

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