Michael Wilshaw’s Speech : A Shower of Spite.

THIS is (in my view) a great response to Michael Wilshaw’s Speech yesterday https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/speech-at-the-future-of-education-inspection-launch about the future of the OFSTED inspection. It says, in a very well articulated way, concerns I have about the mental health of young people, education in general and how teachers are regarded right now…

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I was on such a high this morning. Zipedee doo dah high. Seeing tweets from people skipping into work after Northern Rocks with smiles on their faces was fab. The sun was shining, I’d lost another pound, life was good…

Enter Sir Michael with his “radical” speech outlining yet more changes to the way schools are inspected. It felt like a right slap in the face I tell you. Having spent a day with Mike Cladingbowl and Sean Harford on Saturday, I was starting to warm to Ofsted. But it’s like finding out that the Ewoks you’ve been playing with are really under the power of Darth Vader. His speech was a shower of spite.

Firstly, he was ungracious and churlish about our neighbour’s education systems, not missing a chance to attack Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland with no mention at all of the fact that all of those nations…

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