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Ofsted service????

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by bigpedro, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. bigpedro

    bigpedro New commenter

    just a thought we had today.
    Would ofsted work better if it used "real" teachers that are current practicioners?
    perhaps after 5 years service you can be called for HMI duty and do 2 weeks of so (about 4 -5 inspections)
    You'd see other schools, watch others teach, pick up ideas and give proper advice when you see unsatisfactory things or suggest improvments.
    Surely it'd be better than some old codjers who haven't taught for a decade and are trained by idiots who couldn't teach sucessfully in the first place so became inspectors?
    You'd probably need one full time inspector to write the report and lead the team e.t.c. but everyone else could be "called up"
    Thoughts???
     
  2. bigpedro

    bigpedro New commenter

    just a thought we had today.
    Would ofsted work better if it used "real" teachers that are current practicioners?
    perhaps after 5 years service you can be called for HMI duty and do 2 weeks of so (about 4 -5 inspections)
    You'd see other schools, watch others teach, pick up ideas and give proper advice when you see unsatisfactory things or suggest improvments.
    Surely it'd be better than some old codjers who haven't taught for a decade and are trained by idiots who couldn't teach sucessfully in the first place so became inspectors?
    You'd probably need one full time inspector to write the report and lead the team e.t.c. but everyone else could be "called up"
    Thoughts???
     
  3. Like the idea but can see a few issues. So, a couple of questions:
    How can you guarantee everyone can and will judge fairly and accurately?
    Who will cover for these classes (even in schools with cover supervisors, you'd need to call in supply for some subjects; not to mention most CS already have a fairly full work load (rare were the days I didn't have 5 periods to cover)) and who would pay for it?
     
  4. Not necessarily saying they do or don't- but they OUGHT, so how would this system ensure they do?
     

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