Tory MP harshly criticises Ofsted after publication of sexual abuse reports in England’s schools amid massive safeguarding failures. Continue reading Safeguarding Failures: MP Maria Miller Slams Ofsted Over Sexual Abuse in Schools
After thousands of online testimonies, Ofsted’s chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, comments on sexual abuse in schools. Sexual abuse among pupils could be ‘happening outside of school’ suggests Ofsted’s chief inspector. Continue reading Ofsted Chief Speaks On Sexual Abuse in Schools
We all know teaching isn’t without its faults…but do teachers complain too much? Should we become teacher activists to bring about change? ✊🏻 Continue reading Why Teachers Need to Be Activists
Things are more than a little bit tense in our house at the moment. The reason? We’re on Ofsted watch – waiting for the call that could change everything. Continue reading Ofsted Watch: A House on the Edge
Beyond remains politically neutral, first of all, so we’re not jumping up and down in support of Labour’s pledge to scrap Ofsted, tempting though that might be… Continue reading Ofsted: Is This the End?
Ofsted have an unerring knack of making us feel inadequate. My introduction to this came earlier than most. It came before I was a teacher. Before I’d even thought about becoming a teacher. Fresh out of university, it turned out I didn’t have the world at my feet. Instead, to supplement my limited workplace experience of checkout scanning and pint-pulling, I registered with a temping agency who sent me on a number of instructive assignments. The first was performing admin duties at the Serious Fraud Office where, perhaps unsurprisingly, temp staff weren’t included in briefings. Next came a stint at … Continue reading Speaking School: It’s Like Learning Another Language