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Not a teacher but can I ask a quick question?

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Sparklingbrook Tue 16-Jul-13 14:50:07

Ofsted are in at my DS's school today and tomorrow. They break up a week tomorrow. Is that bad timing? confused

No worries about school by the way, I am thrilled with it. It just seems that Ofsted wouldn't get the same picture as a week in October or something.

Just realised you are probably all at work, but TIA.

ReadytoOrderSir Tue 16-Jul-13 17:18:41

Bad timing for the teachers who will be frantically prepping new stuff to do instead of the nice doesn't-need-marking stuff that they had originally planned.

At least there will be lots of here's-all-the-progress-each-pupil-has-made ready. The pupils will be able to talk about everything they've done.... it's not all bad.

Pozzled Tue 16-Jul-13 17:26:27

Pretty bad timing, yes. I'd be more worried about the heat than the holidays, though. Trying to get children to stay calm and focused is a huge challenge in this weather.

Hopefully the teachers will have some nice creative activities up their sleeves, and as ReadytoOrder says they can at least show lots of progress!

Sparklingbrook Tue 16-Jul-13 18:07:15

Thanks both. I feel really sorry for the teachers, and feel it's just unfair. Watching a class of children a week from breaking up in 32 degree heat is totally different to a few weeks into the Autumn term isn't it?

They also have visiting children from the First School doing their 'move up' activity days. sad

katydid02 Wed 24-Jul-13 07:25:55

We had them right at the end of the summer term once, it didn't make any difference to any other inspection.

Sparklingbrook Wed 24-Jul-13 07:33:35

Just hope all went well katy. Results in September presumably.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 24-Jul-13 07:41:12

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LuvMyBoyz Wed 24-Jul-13 21:16:40

Surely every teacher knows the result of their inspection as soon as the HT has had feedback on the last day? I've known all ours and all my friends in schools have known their school results...despite the embargo.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 24-Jul-13 21:19:50

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Sparklingbrook Wed 24-Jul-13 21:21:14

Nothing sent home today so if school know they aren't sharing......

bigTillyMint Wed 24-Jul-13 21:22:52

I think it's not published till two weeks after and the school aren't supposed to say anything till then.

ShoeWhore Wed 24-Jul-13 21:25:38

sparkling usual procedure is that the school (ie HT and at least Chair of Govs, possibly other govs) will be told at the closing feedback meeting. The result is strictly confidential until the official report is published.

SummerHoliDidi Wed 24-Jul-13 21:26:28

We knew the day ours finished, but weren't allowed to say anything until 2 weeks later, we weren't allowed to discuss it over email to other colleqgues, etc. But then SMT told the school council hmm

School will probably put it onto their website as soon as they are given the go-ahead.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 24-Jul-13 21:58:38

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katydid02 Thu 25-Jul-13 07:28:53

Sparkling, the school almost certainly know but they won't be saying. Was this the middle school or the high school? (the middle school was done earlier this term/last term I think, so am assuming the high school)

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Jul-13 07:30:25

Yes DS1's High School katy. I have read the newsletter properly and the Headmaster says he does know but will be sharing in September.

SuffolkNWhat Thu 25-Jul-13 09:15:57

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NoComet Thu 25-Jul-13 09:19:25

Sadly, nothing is guaranteed, with regards to Ofsted, even if you are an academy angry

katydid02 Thu 25-Jul-13 11:48:58

Ofsted are a law unto themselves, much like Michael Gove really. Damn, there isn't an appropriate smiley to go with that! I guess I will have to resort to biscuit for them!

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