OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:49 pm

I was in a conversation with an HMI recently who described that the new Evaluation Schedule for 2012 even includes an emphasis of systematic, synthetic phonics for Key Stage Three!

More and more people with authority seem to be taking systematic synthetic phonics very seriously!

There are those amongst us who think that the job is done by the end of Year One. I really don't agree.

The application of phonics for reading new and challenging words, and spelling longer and more challenging words, is a proficient reader/speller skill even for adults. The 'phonics' may well be in word chunks/syllables - but this nevertheless means that phonics is proficient adult-relevant and not just infant teaching relevant!

Very interesting and promising! ;-)

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by Susan Godsland » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:59 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tings.html
More than half of secondary schools and nearly one in four primaries officially rated ‘outstanding’ do not deserve the accolade, the Education Secretary has warned.

Michael Gove highlighted the shame of Ofsted inspections, revealing 410 schools were rated ‘outstanding’ when the quality of their teaching is not.

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by Susan Godsland » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:36 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15108865
School inspections in England will give more scrutiny to the quality of teaching, in a back to basics shake-up by the Ofsted education watchdog.
http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/201 ... k-schools/
As part of the focus on reading standards, inspectors will listen to primary school children reading...


Diane McGuinness warned about this method of estimating how well a school is developing children's reading skills back in 1998:
Government (Ofsted) inspectors did "estimates'' based on having children read to them. According to the inspectors' estimates, the results were not too bad, but on closer inspection it seems they heard only the children the classroom teacher picked out.

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by Susan Godsland » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:39 am

The draft framework for school inspection from January 2012

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/draf ... nuary-2012

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:42 pm

"and in primary schools:
 listening to pupils read and checking on their rate of progress to assess their standard of, and progress in, reading with a particular focus on weaker readers
 standards in reading for six-year-olds as indicated by the most recent screening check and any follow up screening undertaken by the school"

The draft evaluation schedule for the inspection of maintained schools and academies ( page 7 )

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:14 am

Sergeant major' Ofsted chief 'planning surprise inspections'
Schools are to face surprise inspections as part of a tough new regime at Ofsted when its next chief takes over, it was reported.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... tions.html

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:32 pm

Ofsted to target 'coasting' teachers
Incoming chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says schools inspectorate will drive up standards by singling out weaker teachers

The quality of teaching in England's schools must improve, the incoming head of Ofsted has warned.

Sir Michael Wilshaw told the Times Educational Supplement he would be focusing on "coasting" teachers first when he takes up his post at the helm of the school inspectorate in January.

I don't disagree with much of what Sir Michael has to say in this article but the failure of our education system is much more complex than "coasting teachers'.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... NTCMP=SRCH

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by maizie » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:03 pm

Thanks for those links, Phil.

I started reading the secondary 'training' document and I cannot believe what I am seeing. The level descriptors for 'Reading' include this:
Level 2
Pupils’ reading of simple texts shows understanding and is generally accurate. They express opinions about major events or ideas in stories, poems and non-fiction. They use more than one strategy, such as phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual, in reading unfamiliar words and establishing meaning.
Why is this still in the descriptors?

I can also honestly say that none of my L2 readers (in Y7, don't forget) fulfil these criteria! I don't think the 'L3s' do, either :mrgreen:

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by kenm » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:23 am

In what year do schools teach the use of dictionaries? and do any teach roots from Greek and Latin?
"... the innovator has as enemies all those who have done well under the old regime, and only lukewarm allies among those who may do well under the new." Niccolo Macchiavelli, "The Prince", Chapter 6

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by Hammered » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:27 pm

Ken,

Dictionary work tends to be introduced in Y2 onwards with work on alphabetical order. Etymology has been made explicit with the Support for Spelling document - off the top of my head I think Y4 look at prefixes and affixes first in this respect.

Support for Spelling - http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/files/pr ... p17109.pdf

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Re: OFSTED Framework to be introduced 2012

Post by kenm » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:52 am

Hammered wrote:Support for Spelling - http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/files/pr ... p17109.pdf
Thanks, Phil. This reference makes a good deal more sense than the OFSTED quote in Maizie's post. Why does OFSTED not apply the same principles to reading? A smattering of Greek and Latin can often give a close approximation to the meaning of a newly met word, and if that fails, the dictionary is the obvious next resource.
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