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Ofsted's humanitarian response to coronavirus

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Feenie Sat 14-Mar-20 14:52:08

In the case of illness or death of the headteacher, centre manager, childcare provider, nominated individual or similar authority, the relevant director will determine whether the inspection will take place.”

This was yesterday, they have since apologised and removed the reference to headteachers dying, but Oh My God!

schoolsweek.co.uk/coronavirus-ofsted-says-inspections-may-be-deferred/

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noblegiraffe Sat 14-Mar-20 15:07:01

Has anyone seen Gavin in all of this?

Ofsted clearly shouldn’t be inspecting schools at this point, but it seems clear that no one has told them not to, so they are continuing to truck on under outdated guidelines.

polarfrogs Sat 14-Mar-20 15:18:25

That's a first, ofsted and humanitarian in the same sentence !

Bluewavescrashing Sat 14-Mar-20 15:19:34

Fuck off, Ofsted.

Jackrusselsarecute Sat 14-Mar-20 15:22:28

We’ve stoped all unnecessary visitors in our school because of infection control, I think OFSTED should definitely be regarded as unnecessary visitors!!

fedup21 Sat 14-Mar-20 15:23:18

They can’t expect schools to carry on completely as normal, whilst providing cover for sick and absent teachers and face Ofsted inspections.

This is serious-people are dying.

If schools are to be kept open, Ofsted should be temporarily halted.

noblegiraffe Sat 14-Mar-20 15:25:12

Evergreen post, Blue.

Bluewavescrashing Sat 14-Mar-20 15:27:17

grin

StSaulOfSnacks Sat 14-Mar-20 15:31:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StSaulOfSnacks Sat 14-Mar-20 15:31:50

That was mean. Apologies.

Babyfg Sat 14-Mar-20 15:42:18

Wouldn't the ofsted inspectors be more helpful being supply teachers for staff sick with the virus. After all that know how to achieve an outstanding lesson continually regardless of any circumstances 😐

eddiemairswife Sat 14-Mar-20 15:46:55

Has our Education Secretary said anything at all about the situation?

itsgettingweird Sat 14-Mar-20 15:49:07

Babyfg that is a tweet that should go out. And that's one thread I'd love to follow!

noblegiraffe Sat 14-Mar-20 15:59:42

Brilliant idea. If retired medics are being reinstated, Ofsted inspectors should dust off their board markers and join the fray.

Actually David Didau has tweeted that his consultancy work has dried up and he’s willing to help out as supply in the Bristol area if anyone’s interested.

Bluewavescrashing Sat 14-Mar-20 16:00:23

Wouldn't the ofsted inspectors be more helpful being supply teachers for staff sick with the virus. After all that know how to achieve an outstanding lesson continually regardless of any circumstances 😐

Absolutely!

polarfrogs Sat 14-Mar-20 16:33:02

If OFSTED inspectors are to teach then can I volunteer to punatively observe all of their lessons. I can dust down my tweed suit, rimmed glasses and stern disapproving glare.

Feenie Sat 14-Mar-20 17:03:09

@eddiemairswife Yeah, he popped up to say schools won't be closing. Twat.

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SkelligM Sat 14-Mar-20 18:15:25

The Scottish inspectorate have halted inspections. It does seem a bit ‘well it’s alright for you lot to be in but we’re not coming near’ though.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sat 14-Mar-20 18:47:34

Wouldn't the ofsted inspectors be more helpful being supply teachers for staff sick with the virus. After all that know how to achieve an outstanding lesson continually regardless of any circumstances 😐 oh please do. I can see my supply budget going through the roof. (like they would)
Actually I raised the point that having supply teachers going from school to school isn’t such a good idea. I got poo poohed.

noblegiraffe Sun 15-Mar-20 12:08:33

Saw on twitter today that basically Ofsted don’t have the authority to stop inspections, just as heads don’t have the authority to close schools. Ofsted need a decision from the DfE which should come this week.

In the meantime, if a head gets the call, they should ask to have the inspection deferred.

Feenie Sun 15-Mar-20 12:31:27

They were due to inspect our LEA's child exploitation team this week, but because it would involve other agencies such as police, healthcare, etc, and they are, er..., a bit busy with other things, it has been postponed.

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mnahmnah Sun 15-Mar-20 12:33:53

Wow. All heart, aren’t they?!

drspouse Sun 15-Mar-20 14:51:55

Thankfully the re inspection of our LEA SEND services has finished recently so we could all have a good vent at inspector

BackforGood Sun 15-Mar-20 14:55:33

Babyfg

grin grin grin

That's something I'd pay good money to see grin

MitziK Mon 16-Mar-20 22:07:36

'Right, will Patient Inspector Zero sit here, the space is free because our SENCO is currently in hospital on a ventilator, Patient Inspector One pop over to Maths, so they can see how we're doing with a slightly smaller class, don't forget your antibac, as there are a few children in there with a little cough and cold - oh, and Three and Four, please feel free to sit in with Mrs Patterson as she maintains the absence notifications, but you'll need to take a couple of chairs as she also runs Medical - I'm sure she'll be delighted if you could sit and chat to the 17 students she's got in there with fevers and waiting to be collected by their parents whilst she deals with the breaktime onslaught?'.

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