Listen to our top four shows exploring school inspection in the UK and beyond
OFSTED; What could or should the future hold?
Hosted by Tom Rogers
Tom is joined by Becky Allen, the co founder of Teacher Tapp, Simon Kidwell, President of the NAHT, Shivan Davies, English teacher and other callers too. They discuss the past, present and future of the schools inspectorate anticipating the end of the tenure of Amanda Spielman as chief inspector.
With Toby and Ed
To begin with there was some light hearted chat about Toby deleting the Twitter App from his phone and some personal reflections about changing schools and fresh starts, but most of the show was led with great care, passion and insight by Ed reflecting on the burden of stress placed on Headteachers by Ofsted inspection, about the inspection process and in the last fifteen minutes a call-in from Flora Cooper, Headteacher extraordinaire, who joined us to praise her brilliant team and school and catch up with Ed following quite the week...Joni Mitchell & the Clash to close the show. One of our more important listens methinks.
OFSTED reform; what are the options?
With Tom Rogers
Tom is joined by three guests to discuss OFSTED reform. Kate Barry is an English teacher in Ireland and discusses her experience of the inspection system there - what lessons can England take? Martin Hanbury has just resigned as an OFSTED inspector and shares his unique insight into the inspection process as well as how he thinks it should be changed. Finally, Jennifer Chung joins the show to share her research findings from Finland - how does Finland do it?