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Dear James (NQT observations)

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by James_Williams, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. This seems harsh to me, but do ensure that the TAs have your lesson plan to avoid similar issues.
    If all your previous obs have been at least satisfactory and some good, then to try and fail you on one observation would be very silly. You could immediately appeal. Think of it this way, if all your previous observations were poor, but for this one lesson the Head saw an outstanding lesson would they reverse a decision to say you were at risk of failing and just pass you? The judgements about meeting the induction standards should be holistic - that is taken on a wide range of evidence (not just some observations) across the whole induction year. Any chance of a fail MUST be notified early and not wait for an assessment point so at this stage having made the judgement of an inadequate observation, the head, if he/she wished to indicate that you were not making sufficient progress towards meeting the standards should have already done so.
    James
     

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