Saturday, 15 March 2014

Stand by your beds...

I've been quite quiet on here this last week and a bit, because the school has been going through an inspection. We have inspections by ISI, which seems to me to be a better system than OFSTED in that the majority of inspectors are working teachers and senior leaders in the same sort of schools as the ones they inspect. There is a professional dialogue following observations rather than lesson grading, and a whole range of interviews and book scrutiny.

It will be about three weeks until we know the final result of the visit, but it was certainly a very intensive and thorough look at all the schools procedures. My new colleagues certainly rose to the challenge, but this was not about necessarily putting on a show, but celebrating what we already knew was good about the school...

And now for a lie-in....

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