Sheffield Diocese. Ofsted ‘Between the lines’ Tony Price – Wednesday 2 nd July 2014. Session objectives To understand the impact of the constantly changing framework – ‘playing the game’ To understand the demands of inspection in relation to T&L and L&M
‘Between the lines’
Tony Price – Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Leadership and Management
Teaching and learning
“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
1 Regard crises as the norm
2 Have abottomless well of intellectual curiosity
3 Have complete absence of paranoia and self-pity
4 Have unwarranted and unjustified optimism
5 Appreciate that detached involvement is the essence of leadership
6 Understand that feeling good is a skill7 As leaders we mostly walk into the wind8 Accept that you will get your life back ……….
Become a consultant!!
Like inquisitive scientists, the best leaders we’ve researched remain students of their work, relentlessly asking questions – why, why, why? – and have an incurable compulsion to vacuum the brains of people they meet.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
YOUR VERSION OF REALITY
Don’t let it be DONE TO YOU
Lead your inspection by STEALTH
Be confident and proud
Maintain a hold of the lead
Nothing said is ever off record
Inspection starts with the phone call
Ends when report is published
“Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t………………….
You are probably right”
Linked inextricably with whole school improvement and development. The continuous and not occasional drive to improve and expand the ‘toolkit’ for good and better leadership linked to learning and teaching.
As a result should be improved outcomes.
12.30 ish Phone call from LI
12.45 FULL PANIC!!!!!!!!!
1.00 Cup of tea
1.10 Calmness descends…why?
BRING IT ON !!!
School information…roll, Chair of GB, numbers of pupils/staff
If HT not in….
Safeguarding checks DBS/CRB
Off site provision
Inspection arrangement and protocols
Self evaluation, although no expectation
Notification to parents and GB
Website and entrance notice
Invitation joint obs
Listening to readers
Discussions with groups of staff and pupils
Meeting with LA/Adviser/Consultant
Once a commitment is made, the goal will seem larger, bolder, and more exciting... leaders need to fix on it like a laser beam. They need to see it intensely, even obsessively. They feel it. They hear it. They taste it. They smell it. It becomes part of them, their very identity, because it is something they are committed to make happen, come what may, whatever it takes.StephenDenning – Secret Language of Leadership
“Simply doing more of the same never has and never will improve things”
The “10,000-hour rule” — that this level of practice holds the secret to great success in any field
The problem: it’s only half true. 10,000 hours of practicing an error will not improve anything.
You’ll still be a duffer, albeit an older one.
Practice makes permanent!!!
1 Demonstrate genuine warmth and empathy
2 Create a sense of security about learning –
3 Use highly interactive whole and partclass instruction
4 Encourage students to communicate frequently with one another
5 Develop meta-cognitive skills
My teacher believes that all students can do well
My teacher expects me to do well
My teacher is interested in what students think
My teacher enjoys being with us and is there for us
My teacher believes in learning for everyone
Plan to check understanding/ learning/progress through assessment procedures
Decide upon learning outcomes
Identify groups of learners and levels of challenge
Select and develop T&L resources
Choose, chunk, organise the content needed
Identify appropriate T&L strategies and personalise
Make it as easy as you can for the observer to see your teaching and student learning at its best.
By opening not closing windows and by developing your toolkit for good and outstanding lessons !!!