Ofsted’s Evaluation Form: the next skirmish!


The ‘do they/don’t they’ buggers’ muddle of whether or not Ofsted inspectors are supposed to grade lessons hasn’t really been put to rest. Schools’ National Director, Mike Cladingbowl’s attempts at clarification have only really served to underline some of the inconsistencies. The crux of the situation as it stands is that while inspectors are not supposed to judge the overall lesson “it is still possible for an inspector to record a graded evaluation on an evidence form under one or more of the four main judgement headings, including teaching”. This clumsy compromise is encapsulated in the Evaluation Form used by inspectors to record judgements:

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