School Inspection

School Leadership Action Planning | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes How can school leaders create an action plan on paper that is meaningful and truly leads to notable actions being made? I am not a fan of action planning, probably becuase I have written so many and the process in my school life has been laborious and has involved countless meetings. Yet, I understand the importance of developing a common framework for leadership, accountability and for developing a school vision – action planning has its place…

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System Leadership and School Improvement – Education Article

Reading Time: 1 minute How do we find the next generation of teachers to step up to leadership? In a high-stakes accountability system, how do we nurture the next generation of school leaders and reduce a football-manager-syndrome culture. This is a question I have been asking England’s inspection watchdog for a number of years … Macro accountability … Headteachers (at least that’s what they called themselves a decade ago) used to settle their disputes with the local authority, or with…

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Visits to English Schools by Amanda Spielman – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Which schools has Amanda Spielman visited since her appointment as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector? On 11th December 2018, I made a Freedom of Information request to Ofsted. I wanted to know which schools Amanda Spielman had visited since her appointment, including what conferences and teacher-training events she has attended on a Saturday. Image credit: The Guardian. Freedom of Information “Dear Ofsted, Please could you advise of the number of visits to early years, primary, secondary state…

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