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 Stop Complaining: 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