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Observing the Observers: @OfstedNews by @TeacherToolkit

Observing the Observers: @OfstedNews by @TeacherToolkit

This is a blog about my experience of teaching and learning (under the revised September 2014 framework) when Ofsted enter your school gates. This blog is not about the overall experience and the various areas that are judged during a Section 8 inspection visit.

This is all about inspectors observing lessons without gradings! Continue reading

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  • Last week, I shared my 10 Tips for Tweeting Teachers which (surprisingly) was well-received by teachers from all four-corners of the globe! As part of my weekly blogposts throughout the summer, this week I share my 10 Tips for Blogging Teachers. (more…)
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  • "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! (more…)

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" ... hugely impressive and moving to see the way McGill has tackled the varying challenges of a disadvantaged education, redundancy, the wrath of a multinational media conglomerate, an extremely demanding senior post in a tough inner-city school, and has managed to create the UK’s most successful educational blog and Twitter feed. Wow!" Read the interview here.
(Francis Gilbert, teacher, journalist and author.)

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