It was a two week period like no other. In the absence of students actually sitting any examinations, grades were calculated by an algorithm, determined by schools (centres) and after much upheaval young people received the higher of the two grades. Privately entered candidates are still in limbo, vocational qualifications have yet to be confirmed and further and higher education have been left to sort out a complex admissions process. However, there are reasons to be cheerful.Continue reading
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.