How to survive an Ofsted Inspection

Author: Sarah Findlater
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911083
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If the phrase NO NOTICE INSPECTION strikes fear into your heart, don't panic! In her new book, Sarah Findlater covers everything you need to know to survive an Ofsted inspection. This book is an invaluable guide for every NQT or new teacher who wants to ensure they are fully prepared for their first Ofsted inspection. The short term and long term strategies in this book will help ensure you will survive the process, get as much out of it as your possibly can and perform in an outstanding manner. The book is split into four phases, making this book relevant whether you want to set up systems well in advance, need quick-fix 'night before' advice or 'on the day' strategies, or help making the most of Ofsted feedback once the inspection is over. Hashtags throughout the book enable you to join the conversation and share best practice with colleagues around the UK and the world! All written from Sarah's first hand experience of supporting teachers through inspections in her school and in her accessible and friendly tone, How to Survive an Ofsted inspection is an invaluable guide for every school teacher preparing for Ofsted.

OFSTED Inspections

Author: Janet Ouston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351385984
Format: PDF, ePub
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The national programme of four-yearly school inspections was introduced in 1993, based on common criteria set out in OFSTED’s Handbook for the Inspection of Schools. Revised guidelines were introduced in February 1996, reflecting the lessons learned, and this book, originally published in 1996 articulates ideas that would have informed these revisions, including short essays by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment and the Education spokesmen of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. Registered inspectors, teachers, researchers, parents, school governors, policy analysts and policy makers all offer their experience of the strengths, weaknesses and outcomes of the OFSTED inspection process. The book is a companion to Improvement through Inspection? – Complementary Approaches to School Development by the same Editors, published and now reissued simultaneously.

TES Guide to Surviving School Inspection

Author: Laar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780750628013
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a much needed, user friendly guide to the reality of school inspection, providing readers with examples of effective practice, giving an insight into what the inspectors are really looking for and offering a developmental perspective to the inspection process. Specifically linked to the autumn 1995 OFSTED Inspection Framework this book * is a practical guide to preparing for inspection * contains examples and scenarios showing how the inspection process works in practice * gives examples of the kinds of evidence schools should have available. Bill Laar is one of the UK's foremost commentators on schools inspection and its implications for school management and classroom practice. He is a TES columnist. The only book that addresses the new OFSTED framework Action checklists at the end of each chapter so that teachers can apply what they have read to their own situation Includes many questions raised in Bill Laar's weekly column 'An Inspector Writes'.

The Primary Headteacher s Handbook

Author: Roger Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135727317
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Launching the new Kogan Page Primary Essentials series, this indispensable handbook for all practising and aspiring primary headteachers will help primary school leaders rise to the many challenges that face them in the task of effectively managing a busy primary school. Some of the key areas examined are: * staff development * recruiting and managing staff * the school as an organisation * leadership * managing a successful inspection. As well as acting as a guide to best practice for those tasked with the role of headship, this comprehensive and straightforward handbook will also assist governors, deputies, senior teachers, those studying for NPQH, to understand how an effective head can create and sustain an effective school.

Surviving and Thriving as a Primary NQT

Author: Catriona Robinson
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1910391603
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is essential reading for your year as a primary newly qualified teacher (NQT). It provides support through advice, reassurance and practical strategies, and encourages you to critically reflect on your experiences so that you can get the most from your induction period. Term by term, the book guides you through the transition from trainee teacher to becoming a confident class teacher responsible for the organisation, management and learning of the pupils in your charge. All aspects of life in the classroom are considered, from the practicalities of setting up and resourcing the classroom and creating displays to more strategic level thinking about leading learning and wider school responsibilities. The text tackles key issues such as classroom organisation, homework, writing Individual Education Plans, record keeping and the use of data for tracking pupil progress, and engaging with pupils, parents, colleagues and outside agencies. The final section focuses on the end of induction and what lies beyond for your future career in teaching.

How Not to Teach

Author: Mr Read
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441197052
Format: PDF
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 If you thought reading Gervaise Phinn was like drinking a warm cup of tea this book will knock you over with the force of a vodka slammer. Mr Read survives the nightmare of planning, Ofsted and an incompetent head ... He also takes the class to Ireland, the House of Commons and wins a film award. We guarantee Christmas Lights, The School Trip and Stressbusters will make you laugh out loud. A searing indictment of our joyless, exam ridden primary curriculum... 'it will take a bareknuckle fight to save its soul.' Down-to-earth and outrageously funny, this guide will prove essential reading for all teachers everywhere.

Ofsted Thriving Not Surviving THIRD EDITION

Author: M. J. Bromley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781490402208
Format: PDF, Mobi
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**WITH FREE 25-PAGE ANNEX OUTLINING THE CHANGES FOR JANUARY 2014** A NUMBER ONE BEST-SELLER READER REVIEWS: "As a Deputy Head and trained inspector, 'Ofsted Thriving Not Surviving' [is] invaluable stuff." "So good my headteacher has disappeared with it" 5 stars "A great book... a must for people preparing for Ofsted" 5 stars "A reassuring book to have not only when inspectors arrive but also to make sure school leaders do the 'real' job" 5 stars ABOUT THE THIRD EDITION 'Ofsted: Thriving Not Surviving' is a useful quick-read for all school leaders but is essential reading for leaders who have not yet experienced an inspection under the new framework. This book provides a practical walk-through of the new inspection process and is full of helpful advice about how to ensure a smooth, successful visit. As well as summarising the new framework that came into force in January 2012, this third edition provides a detailed exploration of the changes that took effect in September 2012 (including almost no notice inspections, the inclusion of performance management in the inspection process, and the renewed focus on literacy). This edition - which has been revised for 2014 - also examines what happens when a school is judged 'requires improvement' and how such schools can become 'good' or 'outstanding'. This books now comes with a free 25-page annex outlining the changes made to Ofsted's guidance in September 2013 and January 2014.

The Perfect Lesson Third Edition Revised and updated

Author: Jackie Beere
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781352461
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A revised and updated version of Jackie Beere’s bestselling The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson (ISBN 9781781350881) covering the latest Ofsted inspection framework. An observation is only a brief snapshot of your teaching. It could turn out to be like a flattering studio portrait or like that dire passport photo from one of those booths! Either way it is just a snapshot. The aim of this book is not simply to make that brief observation look outstanding but for it to truly reflect your everyday outstanding teaching. The inspection framework aims to discover the ‘typical’ quality of the teaching that is delivered every day of the year, not just during inspection. The best way you can be ‘outstanding’ is to develop a flexible, multifaceted approach that draws on the very best ideas and which continually adapts and responds to individual learners’ needs. Here, Jackie Beere shows you how as she shares her expertise and experience in a practical, down-to-earth way; it is as much about world-class quality in teaching and learning as it is about surviving an inspection. The advice is easy to apply - no matter what subject you teach or what sort of teacher you are. Many different teachers have successfully implemented the strategies offered here and adapted them to suit their different styles, personalities and classes. With The Perfect Lesson, you can be confident of revealing your school in the best possible light and, who knows, you may even enjoy the process.