17 Oct '14

News Ofsted: what the new guidelines mean for teachers open thread

Ofsted has published its latest observation guidelines. How will they affect you and your colleagues? share your views with usOfsted tells teachers what not to do in effort to dispel inspection mythsOfsted inspections can not only mean stomach cramps and sleepless nights for many teachers, but also long hours spent preparing for the event. Guidelines released today by the government body hope to clarify what exactly is expected from teachers to ease the pain of scrutiny.The what not to do guide sets out to confirm facts about the requirements of Ofsted and to dispel myths that can result in unnecessary workloads in schools. According to the document, Ofsted does not require teachers to show current or previous lesson plans to inspectors, nor will it award a grade for the quality of teaching individual lessons. Continue reading...

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