Today we read that, in order to ensure better reliability and more consistent judgements among their inspectors, Ofsted will be conducting 2 “shorter” inspections with 2 different inspectors at the same school on the same day. Ofsted explains “Reliability of the short inspection methodology will be tested during the pilots by two [HMIs] independently inspecting the same school on the same day and comparing the judgements.”
Yes they’re choosing schools to be part of their pilot scheme – I wonder how you are chosen? Oh lucky lucky day for those “smiled upon” schools. Staggering to think that, in order to get their act together and sort out their weak inspectors, more of our colleagues have to go through the mill – twice! It would be nice to think that those being given a double whammy might get some juicy reward. A crate of creme eggs, a spa day all round, or perhaps, just perhaps, a couple of extra years being left alone? No, silly idea.