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  • 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! (more…)
  • Ofsted published an updated version of the School Inspection Handbook on 31st July 2014.  This replaces the April 2014 version and also the Subsidiary Guidance (April 2014).  This blog is for classroom teachers only and not for any other area of Ofsted inspections. (more…)
  • 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…)
  • After several years of tweeting, it's about time I published my own Tips for Tweeting Teachers. (more…)
  • "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…)


Nominated for Debrett’s – UK’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015 - in The Sunday Times. Announcement (January 2015).

Nominated for Education Reformer of the Year 2014: “For pioneering work in the online and face to face support of teachers across the UK and the open sharing of resources through @TeacherToolkit and @SLTchat.” Read The Education Foundation nomination here. (December 2014)

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