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Thread #106072   Message #2188209
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
07-Nov-07 - 06:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?
Subject: RE: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?
I had a colleague who lost the sight of an eye, when his blood pressure went out of control prior to one of these idiotic OFSTED visits.

Similarly the OFSTED visits were a factor in inducing my sister to retire early from a job she loved.

I have taught in many schools, as I was a supply teacher in the latter part of my career. Most teachers and all schools are vulnerable to criticism. English schools have no stability - the pace of reform has been unrelenting and politically motivated. Any one of half a dozen plans since world war 2 could have served our children well - if we had concentrated on getting them right, rather feverishly changing them at each change of government.

If there is anything wrong with our schools - the blame should fall on the administators rather than the teachers. Someone ought to police them - with a cattle prod.