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Cult of Outstanding

Discussion in 'Education news' started by 1EIREANN, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. tenpast7

    tenpast7 Occasional commenter

    Totally agree with both of the above posts, I did 26 years and realised that Teaching had nose-dived when OFSTED appeared on the scene , about 10 years into my career. The sheer panic it generated and misery across the board altered it for me, and I realised that those people teaching bottom sets would have a harder time than the "chosen ones" who taught the pleasant conformist type of children in Top Sets.Surprise, surprise they had better inspections!
    Glad to be out of it now!
     
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  2. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    They'd say it was copied and pasted from a 2016 web page http://www.learningspy.co.uk/learning/cult-outstanding/
     
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  3. snowyhead

    snowyhead Lead commenter

    Does it matter if the children we teach know if a lesson is outstanding? Would they be able to tell the difference between a good lesson and an outstanding one? Probably not.

    Children know when they've been part of something good, they can sniff out integrity like blood hounds and they know if they want to come back for more of the same. That's what matters. The rest really is just 'fluff' and nonsense.
     
  4. snowyhead

    snowyhead Lead commenter

    Last edited: May 13, 2018
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  5. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    :D Perhaps it took him a year to work out how to copy and paste so badly
     
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  6. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Thank you Hammie, that’s so lovely of you! You have to laugh, really. Ageism, sexism and bullying are alive and well in ‘teaching’ institutions now. Putting the emphasis there on the word’institution’....
     
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  7. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Gah, a former DH used to drone on about him constantly. I always think, about these edu-experts...do you teach yourselves? Because there’s a reason not many practising teachers write education theory books. Frisky. They’re too gullible to twig how much cash can be made from them by brain,ess aspirational SLT hoping to use them to justify the latest stupid idea. But mai LG, they’re too busy teaching kids to pen a pretentious book.
     
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  8. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Exactly. Another poor copy and paste job. The way they repeat themselves..well, it defies Chaos Theory! Does anyone on here actually still trust and respect OFSTED?
     
  9. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

  10. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Which is fantastic, really,as, thanks to this universal truth you have said about children, I’ve been able to reboot as a private tutor. Probably also helps that I can explain to these lovely but shortchanged kids how to spell ‘suddenly’, the correct use of ‘fewer’ and ‘less’, and can explain to them the main word classes and punctuation marks. Ah yes, the SATS. What a lot of timewastingly unsuccessful hot guff they are...
     
  11. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Yes. Also a worrying amount of fee paying independents. Yet another reason for the increasing popularity of grammars.. no financial risks. The Tories have created a vicious circle of elisitist disastrous failure and nosediving. Then pass it off as policy success! Grrrrrr....
     
  12. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Very interesting post. Steer clear of the independents as well! It’s all about the money, money, money.. How wise of thee places to bully and alienate their best staff so they leave, causing grades to bomb and funding to drop. Unless you can rig the grades, of course....Ooh, there’s a thought....
     
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  13. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    I’d never work at an outstanding school. Not worth the stress, notvreally oustanding. They need an extra clause at end of the label: ‘at getting through OFSTED. ATGO. Fabulous.
     
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  14. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    I think that the places beyond outstanding are mental breakdown and death. Sorry mate!
     
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  15. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    I know! I bypass any pretentious jobs peak like that. You’d think the school’s would know, but it’s total self brainwashing. They believe the lies. So Orwellian! Oceania is at war with Eastasia...no, sorry, it’s at peace. No, war. Peace. War! Let’s all go to the war ministry which we call the Ministry of Love...
     
  16. Idiomas11

    Idiomas11 Occasional commenter

    Argh! Had to dig out this thread again as my blood is boiling again.

    WHY OH WHY
    do schools always ask for Ofsted grading on lesson obs for interviews/jobs etc
    I HAVE NEVER BEEN GRADED ON A LESSON, EVER! Just WWW and EBI.

    If we were all OUTSTANDING, what the **** does the word even mean any more?!
     
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  17. Idiomas11

    Idiomas11 Occasional commenter

  18. Rivermill

    Rivermill Occasional commenter

    I've never known a job ad not ask for 'outstanding' or 'inspirational' or such like! Competent just doesn't seem to cut the mustard anymore. :p
     
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  19. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    Out-outstanding? So they're not just out of the field, they're out of the...what?
     
  20. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    The way to make sure all teachers are outstanding is to issue them all with dayglo jackets.;)
     

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