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New Ofsted Criteria

Discussion in 'English' started by pippin35, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Just wondered how other schools are dealing with the new requirement for "reading, writing and communication" across the curriculum.
    Is it the responsibility of every teacher in every subject to include it? Is it the responsibility of the Head of English to ensure it is included? Is it the responsibility of the English teacher of individual students to ensure teachers of other subjects further their work?
    If it is a responsibility added to a colleagues work load (classroom teacher or HOD) does it constitute a change of terms and conditions?
    Basically - Who is shouldering the burden of ensuring this is done across the curriculum and who is responsible if it is not?
    Sooo confused!
     
  2. Just wondered how other schools are dealing with the new requirement for "reading, writing and communication" across the curriculum.
    Is it the responsibility of every teacher in every subject to include it? Is it the responsibility of the Head of English to ensure it is included? Is it the responsibility of the English teacher of individual students to ensure teachers of other subjects further their work?
    If it is a responsibility added to a colleagues work load (classroom teacher or HOD) does it constitute a change of terms and conditions?
    Basically - Who is shouldering the burden of ensuring this is done across the curriculum and who is responsible if it is not?
    Sooo confused!
     
  3. Yes, it is the responsibility of EVERY teacher to include it: it is now part of the new Teaching Standards that affect every teacher in a maintained school - including free and academies (if I've read the stuff right). As an English teacher, you are only responsible for what goes on in your classroom in your lessons regarding literacy. As it's a change to the Teaching Standards, it's not a change to terms of conditions as these are laid out separately in the 'Burgundy Book'. To your last question: English faculties and other experts should be working with other faculties to help them with their interpretation of it, to explore how they can do things in their teaching differently and bring other staff on board. I know that my school is going to use a number of English teachers to work with colleagues in different faculties to explore and develop practice and these colleagues will then disseminate it to their faculties. We are using the Summer Term after Y11 have gone on study leave to do the bulk of the work as we think staff will be more receptive to this type of INSET when they have a bit of extra time.
     
  4. The Teachers' Standards apply to all teacher on standard teachers terms and conditions contracts - i.e. those in maintained school and in academies where the governors have agreed not to change teachers' contracts.
     
  5. Joannanna

    Joannanna New commenter

    To be fair, developing students' literacy and numeracy has always been part of the teaching standards.
     

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