Where now for Ofsted?
Following the resignation of David Hoare, Many in the education sector are asking what now for Ofsted? There has always been speculation about the way Ofsted has been conducted and its ideals. Can you judge a school and its teacher practises only having been there for 2 days? to delve deeper into how Ofsted works, I have left a direct.gov link below¬†that explains how it all works. its worth reading if you are unsure how Ofsted operate as it can offer helpful advice.
For such a short period of time, for a school to get bad feedback from Ofsted can be catastrophic. All schools need pupils attending to keep the funding coming in. Bad Ofsted reports put off parents wanting their children to go to that school and put off governments wanting to fund and contribute to the school to improve it. This results in the school being closed down and either forged into an academy with another school, or sadly, lots of pupils looking for another school to attend. Not so great when there are no other schools locally for parents and children, and redundancies of teaching and educational staff. I have spoken a bit about how Ofsted have specific ideas on how teachers should teach in previous blogs and although I don‚Äôt believe that a teacher should be told how to teach, as we all have our own styles, having an educational unit like Ofsted making sure teaching does not lose control is a good thing. Having an outsider come in and watch you teach can help you improve as they could point out bad practises that you may have developed and give you advice and guidance on how to improve as a teacher. It is also good to have high standards that we can all follow. Without having standards to follow, teaching could be chaotic and unstructured. However, Ofsted have a bad reputation because feedback can be very vague and rather than offering advice on how to improve, it simply notes what is lacking and certain areas that need improving‚Ä¶ highlighting the problem without offering solution.
I found this article on TES website that relates to the topic of this week‚Äôs blog and possible outcomes of David Hoare‚Äôs resignation. To read the article on TES website simply follow the link below.