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£20 notes.

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Polecat, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Nobody passed over £20 notes to either me or my pupils just before we were reviewed.
    Do some heads really do this?
  2. DM

    DM New commenter

    Is this a news story I am unaware of or something?
  3. strawbs

    strawbs Established commenter

    I'd stay away a day a week for 20 quid!
  4. I remember the thread the article refers to. So, some journalists read this forum. Next they'll have an article saying teachers don't believe in teaching long multiplication. ;)
  5. hmm - i remember when sats first came in, and all pupils had to do them, no matter what; a local school claimed 100% L4 at ks2 - despite having 3 sen kids who just couldn't have
    dunno how they finessed that one
    i also remember when we first had iwb's, a group of teachers from other schools in the borough came in to view them, and i had to take out the - ahem - unreliable - kids in the class out, to ensurew a smooth presentation
    respect to the 'unreliable' kid who spent the whole lesson kvetching cos he knew exactly why he was out having 'quality time' with me
  6. Maths_Mike

    Maths_Mike New commenter

    I have not heard of £20 notes but I have had personal experience of both ot the other issues, i.e difficult student taken on a jolly while the rest are inspected and also a supply problem (often a role done by a cover supervisor in the past) was just for the 2 days of OFSTED covered by a subject leader from a neighbouring school.
    This 2 day visit was the first and last time (in the 4 years that I worked at this school) that an absent colleague was covered by a subject leader from another school. After OFSTED we returned to having a cover supervisor in front of the class.
  7. lancsHOD

    lancsHOD New commenter

  8. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    Do OFSTED really fall for all of this?
  9. Maths_Mike

    Maths_Mike New commenter

    They knew we had a supply teacher. They didnt know it was a subject leader from a neighbouring school that had been brought in especially for the two days.
    Re behaviour and kids taken on jollies - i cant believe they dont know but have no eveidence one way or the other.
    I personally think its political in that I cant believe school get rated as good for behavior for any other reason. During our inspection I stood and watched from my classroom while students ran past a classromm pulling faces etc. and at least 2 lessons were observed where the benaviour was appauling. This was dealt with in the final report with the following statements:
    Teachers manage lessons well but, in a few cases, less effective behaviour management results in minor disruption to learning.
    A very small minority of pupils disrupt lessons on the few occasions when teachers fail to capture their interest and engage them.
    Nothing short of a cover up if you want my honest opinion.
  10. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    What would they classify as a major disruption? No teacher, books, pens and classroom?
  11. fire alarm being set off? flood? major injury to child? (thank god, never when ofsted were around, in our case)

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