Category Archives: Accountability

Landing On the Other Side – Part II (your responses) from @RosMcM

At a recent meeting of the core group of @HeadsRountable thinktank it was agreed that headteachers feel they are ‘in the trenches’.   Pondering this @vicgoddard blogged to ask heads across the country for their thoughts, on three key questions:

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Time to Stop Supporting a Broken System? #PauseOfsted

“It is with much soul searching that I decided I could no longer be associated with, or represent, Ofsted as an inspector or advocate. As someone who used to publicly praise and support Ofsted I find I can no longer defend the many flaws I now see in the system” … so started the resignation letter from Dame Nicola Stephenson DBE.

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If Not Now, When? by @robcampbe11 #PauseOfsted

It’s just two weeks since the Headteachers Roundtable summit announced its call to #PauseOfsted. In that time we have seen interesting and (some) passionate debate around the subject of education’s regulatory body.

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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