17 Oct '14

News Ofsted tells teachers what not to do in effort to dispel inspection myths

Excessive planning and marking not required, Ofsted tells schools, as education secretary Nicky Morgan says move is aimed at reducing workloadAfter years of telling teachers what they should be doing, Ofsted has issued a list of things that its inspectors dont want to see in classrooms as part of an effort to bust some of the myths surrounding make-or-break school inspections.The two-page document issued by the schools regulator came out of discussions with the teaching unions and the Department for Education over reducing the workload facing teachers in Englands state schools. Unions argued that the looming threat of inspections resulted in excessive planning and marking beyond that required by Ofsted. Continue reading...

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