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What happens when Ofsted don’t call?

When Ofsted don't call

In the present climate of inspection and judgement, you’d think being left off the list would be manna to a school, but what is it like when Ofsted don’t call?   The preparation We know we shouldn’t teach to the test or even have half an eye on what inspection teams may want, but we all do it. So, each […]

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Should Christmas in schools be banned?

gift giving in schools

I don’t mean getting rid of Christmas but I have been thinking about presents and I was wondering if there should be a policy about gift giving in schools. Now, this may sound like policy writing gone mad, like in the good old days that if it moved you wrote a policy about it. I don’t mean that and actually, […]

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Teachers – do you suffer with AS?

Summer holidays

  I suffer from AS – Anti-climax Syndrome. I’m no good when school finishes. Yes, I’m retired but still do lots of governance work and then there is 100 Word Challenge Life is so busy. It is a whirlwind at the best of times, but those last few days of the school year are manic. It is the time when […]

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Janus post – #Nurture1516

Jane Hewitt Cumber Park

I missed last year’s #Nurture14/15 for some reason. I suspect it was because over Christmas last year I was getting myself in a state about my upcoming world trip and just couldn’t focus. That means I haven’t got any hopes for 2015 to review. The wonderful ChocTzar who began this tradition says that we don’t have to stick to the […]

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