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Kate Russell

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Ofsted inspections - clarifications for schools
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:36:40 PM »
Ofsted have recently published guidelines to confirm facts about the requirements of Ofsted and to dispel myths that can result in unnecessary workloads in schools. It should be read alongside the ‘School inspection handbook’, which can be found here: www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/school-inspection-handbook.
This document is intended to highlight specific practices that are not required by Ofsted. It is up to schools themselves to determine their practices and for leadership teams to justify these on their own merits rather than by reference to the inspection handbook.

The document is here http://www.teachers.org.uk/files/ofsted-inspections-clarification-for-schools.pdf

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Re: Ofsted inspections - clarifications for schools
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 01:30:56 PM »
Interesting, thank you Kate - relevant to other thread re workload as well... hope the message is getting through re lack of lesson / teacher grading, evidence required (ie lesson plans not needed etc.). Enlightening in view of the other thread re workload.

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Re: Ofsted inspections - clarifications for schools
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 09:15:11 PM »
Thanks,

I actually feel that OFSTED are trying, I think the main issue is the interpretation by leaders/managers in schools is hit and miss.

Not sure where the blame lies for that one, if indeed it can be attributed.

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