Primary Blogging

Collecting blogs about primary education

SLT & Ofsted, joined at the hip? #SLTchat

Leave a comment

cherrylkd

On the back of the half term meeting when the ‘famous five’ went to visit at Ofsted there has now been a flurry of posts on lesson observations. To be fair lesson observations have always been a highly emotive issue. They cause huge amounts of stress for anyone being observed. So let’s look at the reasons for observations.

Ofsted observe lessons as part of a whole packet of measures to check the accuracy of the school’s SEF form for the strand of teaching and learning. Lesson observations should include book scrutiny, data scrutiny, chat with children and actually observing teaching. A holistic view should be taken, not just the view of the teaching. As we now know Ofsted are not meant to judge the quality of teaching and give a grade based solely on the teaching. This seems to be the bone of contention. Some SLT have not got the…

View original post 629 more words

Advertisements

Author: cherrylkd

SLT, SLE, CPD & Assessment leader, ITT NQT Mentor at an outstanding special school in Blackpool. MA in SEN/Inclusion. Writer for Bloomsbury.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s