The Tail Wagging The Dog

Reading Time: 3 minutes What silly reasons drive good people out of the teaching profession?

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What Does Ofsted’s New Framework Say?

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does Ofsted’s draft consultation say in the proposed inspection framework?

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System Leadership and School Improvement

Reading Time: 1 minute How do we find the next generation of teachers to step up to leadership?

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Visits to English Schools by Amanda Spielman

Reading Time: 3 minutes Which schools has Amanda Spielman visited since her appointment as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector?

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6 Teaching Ideas To Bin in 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes What teaching ideas would you like to say goodbye to in 2019?

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Why Do Some Schools Require A Second Inspection?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Why has Ofsted visited some schools more than once?

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Freedom of Information: School Inspection

Reading Time: 5 minutes Do OfSTED inspectors re-draft handwritten notes to suit an overall inspection outcome?

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Are OfSTED Value For Money?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are OfSTED effective and value for money?

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School Accountability That Works For Everyone

Reading Time: 2 minutes How do we improve school accountability, and what form should it take?

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The Cycle Of Fear From School Inspections

Reading Time: 5 minutes How can OfSTED shift fear towards genuine school improvement?

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Research Questions About Education

Reading Time: 2 minutes What questions are the Department for Education currently researching about education in our schools?

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The 5 Mistakes I Have Made As A School Leader

Reading Time: 5 minutes What mistakes have you made as a school leader?

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Should The Department for Education Ban Lesson Gradings?

Reading Time: 3 minutes To help reduce workload and teacher attrition, should the DfE ban schools from using lesson gradings?

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Is The Fear Narrative Out Of Proportion?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is the inspection ‘fear narrative’ out of proportion claims OfSTED’s chief, Amanda Spielman?

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Small-Scale Research

Reading Time: 2 minutes What research does the Department for Education conduct which is ‘off the radar’?

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You Couldn’t Make It Up!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever had to ‘produce a document’ on the day for a school inspection?

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21 Rhetorical Questions

Reading Time: 2 minutes What rhetorical questions would you ask ‘about education’?

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