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No more OfSTED grading of lessons

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No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:44:23 PM »
http://news.tes.co.uk/b/ofsted-watch/2014/08/29/ofsted-scraps-grades-for-individual-lessons.aspx

I wonder what the implications in school will be in terms of performance appraisal?  Could lead to some really interesting and healthy discussions about strengths and areas for development. The language used during feedback will be telling in terms of an overall judgement I imagine.
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Re: No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 09:24:51 PM »
On the face of it this would seem to be good news and I am sure a relief to colleagues. However, I am rather wary that it could backfire - I hope my doubts are unfounded.

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Re: No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 12:24:27 AM »
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On the face of it this would seem to be good news and I am sure a relief to colleagues. However, I am rather wary that it could backfire - I hope my doubts are unfounded.





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Re: No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 12:30:14 AM »
Not sure ... perhaps I am just being sceptical!
Could lead to increased observations in school by SMLT to provide "evidence" to Ofsted? 

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Re: No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 07:06:03 PM »
I imagine many schools, like my new one it seems, will retain internal grading of lessons. Because it's "useful"...

In an alternative universe there may be people who are able to deal with making a judgement without having a number to attach to it.
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Re: No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 12:42:08 AM »
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Not sure ... perhaps I am just being sceptical!
Could lead to increased observations in school by SMLT to provide "evidence" to Ofsted? 

My school has a policy where any parent (of child in the class) can come into my lesson at any time, on any day without notice.   ;) (not joking)

They also have 'open classes' twice a year where all the parents are invited to attend.

Maybe you could suggest that to SLT  ;D

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Re: No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 06:19:53 AM »

Isn't it all about the 'daily diet'? Rather than producing a 'one off'
We have redesigned lesson observation sheets with the usual observation criteria and then reporting two things that went well and a key area for improvement. Trials showed that this led to more open dialogue and discussion
Also stepping up departmental 'learning walks, work scrutinies, etc and matching to the new Ofsted framework and cross department buddying with SJT  Line Managers
Lots of work on progress/progression- how does a Year 9 book differ from a Year 7- content, skills, knowledge, understanding, etc

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Re: No more OfSTED grading of lessons
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2014, 10:22:45 AM »
Schools will probably be using the Teacher Standards criteria more now.