Boycotting Ofsted(8 Posts)
I really really hope this happens. In fact boycotting all observations.
My local primary has just been labelled 'inadequate' by a recent inspection. I do not recognise this description. It is a lovely happy community. My daughters are both doing well, they love their teachers and the head teacher, who I believe is a great headteacher and highly respected as well as loved by the children. Whenever I have been through the school, I have only seen a hive of learning, children happy and busy.
Ofsted came in with a narrow agenda, failed the school on ONE criterion - 'below average attainment at KS1', and this meant all other achievements were totally irrelevant, and school had to deemed inadequate overall.
Ofsted has become a poisonous and destructive arm of Michael Gove's privatisation agenda. The meaning of words has been skewed reminiscent of Orwell, so that any school that finds itself in the 50% below national average in any one area MUST be labelled inadequate, however fantastic it is in all other respects. Michael Gove is determined to find victims for his privatisation agenda. He cares nothing for the impact this kind of poison has on our schools and communities. I for one, am not going to take this lying down!
ofsted have put my DDs in special measures on equally spurious grounds.
We are in an area of falling rolls with plenty of choice for Y7 and Y12 parents.
The bastards have, almost certainly, ruined a lovely caring school, with lots of extra curricular activities by reducing our appeal to out of area parents who chooses it over their nearest schools.
Normally I'm not one for conspiracies, but ....
If we end up as a sponsored academy!
Arent all the teachers unions formally stating a vote of no confidence in Gove?
Gove is a twat.
I feel so so sorry for you English folks and way your education system has been cocked up. Its really scary the way it is being undermined and privatised. Fecking Tories!
I am a Tory, I'm all for low tax, low interference, let people get on with their lives government.
But Fucking Gove and bloody ofsted do nothing, but interfere. They are far worse than a socialist LEA &
Gove is a horrid little shit and what he knows about education could be written on the back of a postage stamp and still leave room for the first chapter of War and Peace. I dread the thought of my children's school going for academy status. We have very good schools in our area and I dread to think what will happen in the future. The present govt. have no thought for SEN or children with other disabilities and they want a narrow, boring curriculum. What about inspiring children and giving them excitement and challenge within the curriculum.
I have a quirky, very bright dyslexic DD, she doesn't quite fit in any convenient box. DCs like her need teachers to have a bit of breathing space to work out how they tick.
All this change, stress and yet another curriculum does not give the teachers time to catch their breath never mind work out how to get the best out their pupils.
At the end of a lesson my DDs are asked to ask themselves 'what went well? even better if?'
Teachers need time for similar reflection.
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