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Oh fuck. Got my comeuppance.

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Oh dear. Not so long ago I complained that OFSTED didn't come to see me after I'd spent so long planning lessons.

Fast forward six months to a new job in a new school. They're on their way.



Feenie Tue 11-Jun-13 22:10:02

They're very keen atm on not too much teacher talk/input and lots of letting children find out for themselves.

(Escaped just about unscathed three weeks ago smile)

Good luck, keep calm, remember to eat/drink/go for a wee, etc.

RandomMess Tue 11-Jun-13 22:11:43

Do what a friend did, go into labour 4 weeks early grin

She was on the way to the hospital adament that she had time to pop back to school and explain her lesson plans grin

Thank you thanks

I'd have to go into labour 40+ weeks early for that plan to work though grin

<calls out to DH to persuade him to ttc>

RandomMess Tue 11-Jun-13 22:16:46

Broken limb???

Tch. I don't need no broken limb. I am going to kick OFSTED's ass.

<disclaimer: I may be back in tears tomorrow night. If so, be kind>

TheFallenMadonna Tue 11-Jun-13 22:31:24

God yes. Don't talk! They hate that...

Our's also hated:
scruffy handwriting (the pupils...)
insufficiently differentiated work
TAs being inefficiently used

They liked:
target setting in written feedback and evidence that students had actually paid attention to them
teachers and TAs working well together (evidence of prior planning)
reading aloud in all subjects

Good luck!!

Wolfiefan Tue 11-Jun-13 22:33:02


TheFallenMadonna Tue 11-Jun-13 22:37:20

See, we were told progress progress progress too. But they looked for that in transition tables. In lessons feedback, they didn't talk about it so much...

Right, I've got:

Lesson plans that mention target grades & what TAs will be doing
Differentiated learning objectives (all... most... some...)
Differentiated materials
Reading book aloud in Yr 11 lesson
Reading own work aloud in Yr 8 lesson
Target setting in Yr 8 lesson (can't face it in Year 11, if they sit up straight they'll be doing well!)

I won't talk. Honest I won't. Well, maybe a bit... grin

lougle Tue 11-Jun-13 22:48:43

DD2's school just got downgraded from Outstanding to Good. The main areas were:

-Teachers step in too soon so that pupils don't benefit from learning from their peers through discussion.
-Pupils don't have an opportunity to respond to feedback from teachers on their prior work.
-More able pupils not sufficiently challenged to move forward.

COCKadoodledooo Tue 11-Jun-13 22:54:46

Dh's last Ofsted was the easiest he's ever going to get. Inspector knocks on door of his lab to see dh on his own, doing some marking. "Mr K?" says inspector. Dh responds, inspector says he was expecting to see Year 13 chemistry in full flow. "Oh yes" says dh, "my student isn't here today."
And that was it. He didn't feel cheated though OP, just very grateful!

Yes, yes, thanks COCK. If they don't come see me tomorrow (v.v.v.v. unlikely) then I'll just be grateful.

Very envy about your DH's one pupil though!

Loshad Tue 11-Jun-13 23:03:51

one student, one student envy sad
loshad falls off chair whilst planning for her 27 student (admittedly AS) class tomorrow.

COCKadoodledooo Tue 11-Jun-13 23:15:45

I forgot to say good luck! Very remiss, apologies.

The school in question had only had a sixth form for just over a year, hence the low uptake. He has significantly more in his current school!

CatherineofMumbles Wed 12-Jun-13 15:55:24

RandomMess grin

Oh yeah... I am outstanding grin

nilbyname Wed 12-Jun-13 21:04:56

Differentiated work (eal etc)
Learning to learn methodology
Peer to peer/collaborative work
Tas used well
More than one strategy for pupils to adopt to reach l.o

Good luck!
What's your lesson?

SuperiorCat Wed 12-Jun-13 21:07:21

Well done OP

deleted203 Wed 12-Jun-13 22:32:52

I've got Ofsted too! Didn't come see me today when I was truly outstanding and inspirational...

Suspect they may do tomorrow when I have a couple of shitty classes I really, really don't want observing. sad

<eyes sowornout>

Do I know you?

Loshad Wed 12-Jun-13 22:55:28

wow, well done a truth wine

deleted203 Wed 12-Jun-13 22:59:53

grin. I don't think so, Truth. I have already eyed you suspiciously and clicked your profile to see if we were in the same school....but I'm in North Lincs!

Ach well. Good luck then swo grin

And yes. I've had wine Thanks Loshad.

deleted203 Thu 13-Jun-13 18:44:32

grin. I am 'outstanding' (apparently). On the other hand, so is a colleague I consider truly inadequate. Whereas the one colleague I would grade as 'outstanding' is apparently, 'good'. confused

I shall celebrate, however!

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