I’ve been reading up on the Varkey Gems Foundation, the Global Teacher Status index; which is the world’s first comprehensive attempt to compare the status of teachers across the world.
VGs personal mission is set very high: ‘to deliver teacher training programmes around the world and raise the standard of education globally’. It is worth a peripheral once over. Continue reading
If you are a regular reader of my blog and tweets; then you will be fully aware of my journey, regarding sharing teacher-resources.
In my fifth self-refection on leadership, I offer an insight into my own school leadership appraisal. In this post: Securing accountability with leadership actions; I pose a series of questions for the reader and offer my very own public #360Review. Continue reading
“Since 2009, inspectors have been instructed not to grade the overall quality of a lesson they visit.”
Here are the headlines clarified from Ofsted’s, Mike Cladingbowl’s article, published today. If you are a teacher – who has received an observation judgement in your career (particularly since 2009) – and do NOT read this document; then all the hard work to communicate on this issue, will be fruitless!
Conundrum: If we are to truly move away from (one-off) lesson observation judgements – particularly, on teachers of individual lessons – then we must make a start and stop making judgements on teachers in those lessons; and also when providing verbal feedback.
In the article I pose two questions: