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New Ofsted Criteria

Discussion in 'Ofsted inspections' 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!
    Also posted in English Forum
     
  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!
    Also posted in English Forum
     
  3. Simple. Every teacher <u>in</u> English is a teacher <u>of</u> English. This has always been the case, it has been a professional standard for teachers for years and nothing has changed. Teaching communication skills across the curriculum has been around for at least 20 years. It's just that it now appears high profile in the Ofsted evaluation schedule. This is frankly because it has not been done very well for the past 20 years.
    For the majority of foundation subjects, it means tweaking teaching and the curriculum so comms skills are brought to the fore. For some teachers, it may mean training in how to teach spelling, using such things as summarising, skimming, scanning, etc.
    Finally, whose responsibility is it? Everybody's, since we have a literacy rate lower than Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Barbados, Tonga, Albania, Russia, Cuba.... It's embarrassing.
     

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