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Ofsted are in Papermover's daughter's school tomorrow

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:39 pm
by Papermover

I'm sorry to ask such a time sensitive question but felt it was worth a try.

I had a lot of issues with my daughter's school and their misunderstanding of phonics teaching. They are very heavily reliant on the use of Mixed Methods. I had some amazing help from this forum so wanted to ask another question.

The school are having an Ofsted inspection tomorrow. This is their first inspection since 2013 when (I believe) a very poor phonics check result resulted in an inspection and they were downgraded from Outstanding to Good.

*IF* I get to speak to an Inspector tomorrow is it worth saying anything about their poor teaching of phonics? If so what should I say? I have no reason to believe the school is any better or worse at teaching phonics than any of the other local schools who are all linked to the Institute of Education in some form or other. Do Ofsted care about phonics teaching anymore?

Many thanks for any thoughts on the matter.