School Improvement In A Pub

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Have schools in England improved since the introduction of OfSTED?

Wilshaw Grabs A Pint:

Watch what happened next when Sir Michael Wilshaw walked into a pub full of striking 6th form teachers.

Video published on 16.03.16 by Reel News.

… things are far from great, but they are better than they were.” (Wilshaw)

Fair play to Michael Wilshaw who stopped to have a conversation with colleagues. Halfway through the film, it is clear Wilshaw knows he is being filmed … and still continues, albeit to conclude the conversation.


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In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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