It’s a weird thing how much people’s attention is draw to anything highlighted in red. OFSTED/RAISE have just introduced colour coding to perhaps the most important statistic in school education today, the gap between Pupil Premium and others.
Highlighting anything in red in performance reports ought to be handled with a great deal of care because such symbolism can have a lot of influence on judgements. They may even affect thinking more than the numbers.
Imagine if your inspector turns on RAISE just before visiting and sees lots of red, it seems likely this will have a big effect on their attitude to your school.
So, we would expect that the rules governing when something shows up red would be very carefully thought through and developed from detailed professional advice. It appears that this has not happened.
The rules for colouring your RAISE red are:
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