I started writing this some time ago, taking stock of a range of educational issues based on various influences in the last year, not least of which has been some of the bloggers – as shown here. I ran out of steam after three sections in Part 1:
- Professional Capital
- Teaching and Learning
- Principled Curriculum Design.
So, to conclude, here are the other areas where I’ve been taking stock.
4. Intelligent Accountability
A lot has been written this year about the very serious flaws in the OfSTED inspection regime, the toxic impact it has on schools without really securing improvement and the extraordinary ‘bad science’ of lesson observations. I know five schools with Heads who I admire immensely that have moved from Outstanding under the previous framework to Good under the latest one. These were great schools before and they still are.
I’ve heard a few Heads talk about…
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