I’veworked in several schools where behaviour has been judged “good” in an inspection while the school overall got a 3 or a 4 because of results. In each case the behaviour was actually poor and, I would argue, the main cause of the poor results. I would conjecture this error has been repeated many times. So why are Ofsted not picking up on the problem?
1: Pupils are loyal – often pupils in schools with poor behaviour behave a lot better when Ofsted were in. I’ve seen this many times in several different schools. Once, a year 9 boy who had been interviewed by an inspector told me, “Miss they tried to get us to tell them if there were any shit teachers, but we wouldn’t say anything. Yeah we might have shit teachers, but they’re our shit teachers, and we won’t grass.”
In my experience a school with poor…
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