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Thread #106072   Message #2191004
Posted By: Backwoodsman
11-Nov-07 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?
Subject: RE: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?

We could debate for ever, but the plain, simple, unadorned fact remains that a breed of parents has evolved who have taught their kids that acknowledgement, let alone acceptance, of authority is unnecessary, and the result is a breed of kids who refuse to accept discipline and refuse to respect and obey anyone who has the temerity to tell them what to do. And as this breed of kids breed themselves, the problem is compounded.

Having said that - most young people, IME and IMHO, are good, and have the virtues of self-discipline and respect for others.

And (getting back to Ofsted, where this all started) most teachers are good, they just still haven't got their heads around a rule that the rest of us work under - that your performance is closely measured (in my case FOUR audits PER YEAR, and that's every year, not every four years, the shortest taking three days, the longest, a real fine-tooth-comb job, takes three weeks) and, if you're crap at the job, you're out on your neck, tough shit. That's how it is, and we just roll with it - how often do you see threads on Mudcat started by accountants (who work for the hardest taskmaster of all - The Number On The Bottom Line), moaning that the audit's about to start and they're close to a nervous breakdown and it's so unfair?

It's the Real World - sorry, but it is.

OOH now.