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The Headteacher: ‘O’ for ordeal...the dread of Ofsted

Steve Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher of Bishop Wilton CE Primary School

Steve Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher of Bishop Wilton CE Primary School

  • by Steve Woodhouse
 

Ofsted. For the vast majority of headteachers and school staff a name that fills them with dread, perhaps only rivalled by the name ‘Gove’. So where does the fear of Ofsted come from, and can their judgements really be trusted?

Ofsted is responsible for inspecting and regulating education and training for learners of all ages and for inspecting and regulating those services which care for children and young people. School inspections have been carried out by Ofsted since 1992 and I have had the ‘pleasure’ of experiencing six of them during that time; three as a teacher and three as a headteacher.

Read Steve’s full article in tomorrow’s (27 March) Pocklington Post.

 

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