Still Here But….
This short note is to apologise to readers of this blog for the lack of anything to read! The reason is ‘INSPECTIONS’.
As you know I’m a school Governor. I’m actually Chair at two schools (glutton for punishment!). One school that is in special measures has been struggling for a while. I’ve just taken on the the duties of chair and this week we have had the second visit from HMI to see how we are doing. Thankfully we are making satisfactory progress.
That was Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. On Thursday I went to the other school where I have been chair for a couple of years. It is a Pupil Referral Unit so quite small in size. The head teacher had asked me to go in to accompany her to do some lesson observations. We got ten minutes into the first one when the call from Ofsted was received. They will be in school next Monday and Tuesday!
After the initial panic, we put together a plan. My week-end away was cancelled so that I could get all my papers sorted as well as popping along to help out with displays etc.
I will get back to sharing some of the excellent articles (I find as well as sharing my thoughts on all things educational but at the moment, I hope you will understand that my mind is a little distracted!