This is my opening speech at the Headteacher’s Roundtable Summit 2020:
It helps every now and again to step back and take a long view.Continue reading
It is with a certain level of angst, amusement and apprehension that I await Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework. The angst and amusement are combined; our Curriculum Policy, originating in the last decade, initially contained four main sections: the Curriculum Model, the Planned Curriculum, the Delivered Curriculum and the Received Curriculum (read intent, implementation and impact). It was pretty much dismissed by an inspection team at the time but I was delighted to see the terms resurfacing.
Whilst the new inspection framework won’t be out until the other side of the New Year it’s possible to start hazarding a guess at what it is likely to contain. Recent letters by Amanda Spielman HMCI, speeches and the release of various pieces of research all point the way. Continue reading