What effect do OFSTED have on the way schools are run?August 3, 2013
“Tessa, you simply can’t have children reading in silence when Ofsted come in; you can’t show progress that way.”
It was a bright, cold day in November and the clocks were striking 11. An urgent meeting was called at lunchtime; it could only mean one thing. Coded messages were passed between teachers in the corridors: “word is that the eagle will land soon”, “the bat phone has rung”, “prepare for battle” they whispered furtively, trying to hide their fear from the kids as they strolled by, blissfully unaware.