Ofsted judges schools to be 1,2,3,4 (‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’, ‘Requires Improvement’ or ‘Bloody Awful, Sort it Out! (Inadequate)). Many school leaders, teachers, children and parents baulk at this, knowing full well the system is flawed and that a number or an equivalent word cannot reflect the complexity of what a school does. We all know, full well: ‘We Are Not a Number, We Are A Free School’ – And the desire to reduce the school to a number – simple information for simple people turns us into prisoners of a system that none of us truly understands but all remain tied to.
Management judge a teacher’s teaching to be 1, 2, 3, or 4 or even 5 or SIX! Many school leaders, teachers and their children and parents, yes teachers have lives too, baulk at this, knowing full well the system is flawed and that a number or equivalent word cannot reflect the complexity of what…
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