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  1. teachwell
    February 27, 2016 @ 6:24 pm

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

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  2. joiningthedebate
    February 27, 2016 @ 10:24 pm

    On a related note,
    I’ve written about the problem with ofsted clarification here
    although I was using marking policies as an example, I think it would apply to other things
    https://joiningthedebate.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/tough-luck-ordinary-teacher/
    I also saw my MP recently to try and get the message out..
    they need to change one word ‘school’ to ‘TEACHER’

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  3. teachwell
    February 28, 2016 @ 12:56 am

    I just feel stupid for having said take them on their word, they really are changing. Ultimately, if you are in Sean’s position, whatever you feel personally, publicly it is important to ensure that Ofsted are neutral. Robert Peal goes through this in Progressively Worse, where Ofsted Inspectors don’t actually follow official policy and no one stops them. So what use is it to say – do what’s best for your children and then send out a whole stream of tweets advocating for, at best a mixed approach, and at worst reaffirming what the traditional teachers believe about Ofsted being biased in the first place.

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  4. joiningthedebate
    February 28, 2016 @ 5:45 pm

    I notice from the times of the tweets that Sean Harford is very accessible. I sent an email yesterday not expecting an immediate reply. Yet the exchange has already taken place. I was very impressed first by speed of response, by acknowledging my point, and by replying in the first place to this anonymous blogger. At present my ‘faith’ in the listening process (for want of a better phrase) is very high. I did give up on workload solutions at some point last year because of a certain story breaking, but that’s another story.

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