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Ofsted’s New Framework is Beginning to be Exposed

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

Why We Can No Longer Afford the High Cost Low Trust Surveillance Culture

It would be good to think that the toxic culture that currently pervades too many of our schools is coming to an end.  I sense we have a way to go; there are still a lot of different practices that need to be replaced; it’ll take time, courage and wisdom.  The costs in terms of people lost from the profession and the waste of money on things that don’t work or matter can no longer be afforded. Continue reading

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

Educating with Purpose – The Heart of What Matters

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