The Greenwich Free School Ofsted inspection happened in February. It’s now May. While the posts were re-drafted recently, the core of everything I’ve published was written in the spring half-term. What have I learned since publishing?
1) People love reading about Ofsted
Andrew Old’s axiom, that a blog with ‘Ofsted’ in its title is sure of success, seems to have held: the site has been unprecedentedly busy. I hope that it has added something to the discussion of inspections, lifting the veil a little, whether on the inside of a criticised school, the Evidence Forms of an observation or the thought processes of a teacher before, during and after. However, I wonder about our priorities. I’ll never forget a Metro front page from five years ago, of which this is a screenshot:
Fear sells (I picked up a copy too). It would be churlish of me to criticise those who have been interested enough to read my posts. I think they were pretty…
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