Category Archives: Accountability

Our Letter to Ofsted and the Inspectorate’s Response

In June 2019, Headteachers’ Roundtable and WorthLess? submitted a joint letter to Amanda Spielman HMCI with a series of questions crowd sourced from thousands of headteachers and school leaders.. Continue reading

Joint Letter to Amanda Spielman from HTRT & WorthLess?

Dear Ms Spielman,

Many headteachers believe that our education system stands at a crossroads.  School leaders face huge challenges in relation to teacher supply, school funding and designing and delivering a curricular and pastoral provision that meets the complex and diverse needs of the schools, families and children that we serve. Continue reading

It’s Time to Tell Ofsted What You Think

We believe it is important that, as a profession, we make an informed and balanced response to the draft Inspection Framework and Handbook documents.  We are aware of the heavy workload colleagues are carrying hence this summary; you may wish to use a number of the points below, edited as appropriate, in your reply.  Continue reading

Response to Ofsted’s Draft Education Inspection Framework

The following Executive Summary has been produced by Headteachers Roundtable in Response to Ofsted Draft Education Inspection Framework.  We’re interested in people’s thoughts which can be sent to; we’ll read them all but it is unlikely we will be able to respond (apologies in advance).     Continue reading

“A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back?” by David Whitaker (@davewhitaker246; Blog 15 2018-19)

Ofsted, funding and all the other stuff that bugs us in special schools…

Sometimes it feels like it is a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Here, good battles evil and dark lords are moving around the galaxy imposing rules that seem to encourage rebellion. But rebellion is not easy and it feels like uprisings can be quashed at every turn by decisions that are made without thought or care for the people it impacts upon. Continue reading