The emotional side of an Ofsted inspection (part 1)

Over the past two years I’ve attended dozens of Ofsted webinars, read an unhealthy number of Ofsted reports and sifted through a wealth of Deep Dive questions, all in the name of preparing for my own school’s inspection. But despite all the preparation from a paperwork and school organisation point of view, there was veryContinue reading “The emotional side of an Ofsted inspection (part 1)”

Students need to understand stop and search laws

A few weeks ago a school leader told me about an incident where several students from their school were stopped and searched. It wasn’t just a gentle stop and search, the students, who were 16 and 17 years of age, were forced to the ground and handcuffed. For obvious reasons I can’t go into anyContinue reading “Students need to understand stop and search laws”