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observation,observation,observation!!!!!

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by shetara58, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Despite in the past year our school was Ofsteded and found to be 'outstanding' - my own lessons observed as good to outstanding. Within the past 2 weeks I have been observed 3 times - twice as 'drop-ins', which the observers said were very good, excellent classroom management, kids focussed and challenged in work. My head then observed me in a formal lesson observation stayed 10 mins found exact same as 'drop-ins' then hauled me over the coals, because a child in the class said it got noisy when he left. I feel in a no win situation, because i'm ups1, my boss says I'm now responsible for the rest of the department not setting homework, not setting targets and I haven't monitored their marking and planning. I'm not a head of department or director. I feel 'picked' on or am I being a little bit over-sensitive!!!
     
  2. Despite in the past year our school was Ofsteded and found to be 'outstanding' - my own lessons observed as good to outstanding. Within the past 2 weeks I have been observed 3 times - twice as 'drop-ins', which the observers said were very good, excellent classroom management, kids focussed and challenged in work. My head then observed me in a formal lesson observation stayed 10 mins found exact same as 'drop-ins' then hauled me over the coals, because a child in the class said it got noisy when he left. I feel in a no win situation, because i'm ups1, my boss says I'm now responsible for the rest of the department not setting homework, not setting targets and I haven't monitored their marking and planning. I'm not a head of department or director. I feel 'picked' on or am I being a little bit over-sensitive!!!
     
  3. Evening - we have just been ofsteded too - a good new verb! the day after being observed by ofsted, I was done by a deputy, fortunately he has a grip on reality! If your head is reacting to one comment from one child then s/he needs to get a grip of him/herself really!If you are on UPS 1 then they must value you to have put you through threshold?

    As for target setting and monitoring - i'm sure we could all do more of it - but then we'd never eat/sleep/have a life!!

    My way of looking at it is, that as long as I can go home at the end of each day knowing I have done my best for all the pupils, then quite frankly I couldn't give 2 hoots what an ofsted inspector or a head who lives in his office thinks!!




     
  4. Thanks

    geordiepolyglot

    Actually had a good talk to our new director, and he's more realistic.

    I actually feel that we've been done like kippers because the head is looking for a new 'lead teacher' for our department - best to make sure we look like we're desperate for help !!!!! and need 'leading'

    i know I can do the job pity he doesn't recognise it

    thanks
     

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