Auld Lang Syne #OfstedStyle by @TeacherToolkit


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This is a short and alternative take on the classic song, ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

The context for this song, is a seasonal-twist to banish Ofsted forever; and to make a taunting-plea that the watchdog is also judged, as we are too. There is a featured performance by headteacher @RachelOrr. Before reading on, click play below and learn the words before the big night …

‘Auld Lang Syne’ by @TeacherToolkit

Click play below and start reading.

Definition
Definition

Lyrics:

Should Ofsted inspections be forgot,
and never thought at school?
Should Ofsted inspections be forgot,
and Michael Wilshaw too?

Chorus:
For all inspectorates, my dear,
for all inspectorates.
We’ll show the data and progress yet,
for all inspectorates!

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We’ve paid for SEF and SIP support,
from September until the morning comes,
But Gove’s between us; “enemy” he roared.
Sing, all inspectorates!

(Chorus repeat)

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Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com via Compfight cc

And there’s the lesson, my trusted plan,
and here’s the data too.
And we’ll talk a good intervention plan,
for all inspectorates!

(Chorus repeat)

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Photo Credit: fiddleoak via Compfight cc

And surely you’ll judged by us,
and surely I’ll be too!
We’ll show the data and progress yet,
for all inspectorates!

(Chorus repeat last time)

Translations:

Auld Lang Syne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auld_Lang_Syne

Why not learn the words before midnight on 31st December?

A huge thank you to headteacher, @RachelOrr for ‘challabing’ with me.

challabing, verb.

Definition: ‘to collaborate on the creation of a chapter or idea.

You can see more from Rachel on her YouTube channel below or read her blog here: ‘High heels and high notes’ where she has posted 363 days (in her shoes) so far and is very close to completing 365 consecutive days of blogging!

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