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OfSTED and supply

Discussion in 'Ofsted inspections' started by minnie me, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. minnie me

    minnie me Lead commenter

    Do they observe supply teachers ?
     
  2. They will observe anyone who is teaching the children.
     
  3. Well, they can observe anyone who is teaching the children. In practice, if a teacher is away short-term, this will be flagged up by the HT and the inspection team will generally avoid the supply teacher. However, if a supply teacher is in on a fixed term contract and is filling in long-term, then they are fair game.
     
  4. Just had an inspection and, yes, they observed a short term supply teacher. By the way, they also observed LSAs working with intervention groups (twice!).
     
  5. minnie me

    minnie me Lead commenter

    Am lucky no longer work in schools but my former establishment ( now an Academy) has Ofsted in this week and I believe they have lots of supply staff in.
     

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