Today I went to a meeting with Mike Cladingbowl at the Ofsted office in Birmingham. There were a group nine of us Twitter teachers present, and a very pleasant meeting it was too. Mike was a warm and welcoming host and the M&S biscuits were delicious!
The meeting began with introductions from us all, although even these sparked conversation, interjection and discussion. This very much set the tone for the next three hours. There was no fixed agenda, but we were all given opportunity to have our say, and ask any pressing questions.
I tried as best as I could to make detailed notes – where possible verbatim – especially around issues that most interested or concerned me. I soon began to regret grabbing one of my daughters tiny note books on the way out of the door!
I’ll try my best to outline here some of the discussion points…
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