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Crime and Punishment: DFE data inequality.

You're an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot. Stanley Kubrick I am an optimist, an idealist. I am sure that in the future someone will read this blog with a mixture of bewilderment and contempt... Continue Reading →

Why Observation is Critical to Schools Success

There has been a lot of ‘debate’ this week about lesson observations based on the following ‘Starter for Five’ (Advice for new teachers) from mylifeasacynicalteacher. The post advised: Find out what the observers are looking for Give them what they want... Continue Reading →

Why I Think Parents Should Not Have the Power to Sack The Headteacher

“I pity the fool who stands in the way of a parent and their child’s happiness…” If Mr T was Education Minister he may have said this, gold chains dangling in the setting sun casting light across his angry sneer.... Continue Reading →

Gone in 15 Seconds- The thin line between Outstanding and RI

* MYTH BUSTING NOTE: Early Years settings need to have a registered manager and this is not the case for maintained schools which are not regulated in the same way and would have their nursery seen under a section 5 inspection with... Continue Reading →

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