Did OFSTED just remove those good practice videos?

March 11, 2013

As you may recall, my last blogpost (and the one before it) highlighted how OFSTED good practice, as featured in a series of youtube videos, tended to either include, or largely consist of, trendy, dumbed-down nonsense. The best bits included a teacher explaining how flip-cameras are “essential” for English departments and maths teachers explaining how they wouldn’t dream of telling kids how to work out answers to maths questions.

Anyway, that was Saturday. Today was the first working day since then, And today, something seems to have happened to my post:

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And it’s not just youtube, if I have a look at the OFSTED page…

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They’d been up for several weeks. It seems a bit of a coincidence that they should go right after I had drawn attention to them.

I don’t want to take credit for a technical error, or a coincidence, and I’ll delete this post if somebody can come up with an alternative explanation, but I think I may have just embarrassed OFSTED to the point where they have had to edit their website and youtube channel.




  1. Well bloody done! Good work

  2. Excellent. Who oversees these videos? Vitally important that Ofsted doesn’t head the mish-mash, dumbed down, content free, knowledge-debased curriculum that’s blighted education.

    Thank you very much.

  3. If it is in response to this blog then I suddenly have a lot more respect for them.

  4. Well done. Enough said.

  5. I hope they did – Flip cameras ‘essential’ Ha! Obviously not, and, in any case, advertising a product that is no longer being made. Well done for pointing this foolishness out.

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