So, how did your Ofsted go then?

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Well first of all, thanks for asking. As you know, a full Ofsted inspection is like one of those mythical trips to Las Vegas: what happens in Ofsted stays in Ofsted – at least until the report is published. This one was a demanding, but a very well-run inspection and so, sorry, no fractious incidents to report. And no report due out for a while yet either*.

Amidst the growing tide of tweets and blogs challenging the Ofsted modus operandi, I wanted to reflect on the recent clarifications on inspection observations made by Ofsted. So this piece isn’t really about our inspection. It’s a continuation of the graded observations discussion, but in the light of having recently seen it acted out for real.

As you know, Mike Cladingbowl, Ofsted National Director for Schools, clarified that schools’ inspectors do not judge a teacher or the overall lesson by evaluating the performance…

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