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    The dreaded phonecall

    Yep ... we had it yesterday.

    We have been waiting for it for a while, but why on earth right now. I was meant to be taking holiday on Friday (off to a concert in Manchester in the evening) and spending the day doing nice things at home ...

    So my external visits for today are cancelled, my day off is cancelled, my whole weekend is cancelled ...

    I will be sticking the details of what happens to the team, what work they have to do to prepare, what their impact is, etc ...

    I have to be interviewed as a matter of course (pleasures of being manglement) and hopefully I will be able to get a good insight in what they are looking for in schools with regards to ICT and supporting IT.

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    Are you talking about BSF?

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    I assume you mean ofsted. I wasn't interviewed when they came, they concentrated solely on teaching staff

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    Interpol? CIA? MI5? Men in Black?

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    LOL Grumbledook. Which concert would this be? Honestly now...

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    *has an inkling of which concerts are on in Manchester on Friday night* ;-)

    We weren't bothered in the slightest when Ofsted/HMI (or however they're known now) came in.. or maybe that's because they wanted to keep them away from the NM... or possibly from me *evil grin*

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    We had ours before christmas, didn't come anywhere near us..... As has been said above, they concentrated on teaching. Mind you, we don't have a network manager, so there's no management issues.

    Chris

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    *has an inkling of which concerts are on in Manchester on Friday night* ;-)
    i dont even dare mention name of the band here poor Tony...


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC
    We had ours before christmas, didn't come anywhere near us..... As has been said above, they concentrated on teaching. Mind you, we don't have a network manager, so there's no management issues.

    Chris
    Tony is a slut sorry mean slt ; ) as he is a ast head (you see i was good) so it means he had to be interviewed


    Russ

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    Tony is a slut sorry mean slt ; ) as he is a ast head (you see i was good) so it means he had to be interviewed
    lol, we call those assistant head people As*heads - we have even labled switches/documentation to this effect - good job no-one reads it

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    *has an inkling of which concerts are on in Manchester on Friday night* ;-)
    i dont even dare mention name of the band here poor Tony...
    But Robbie is rumoured to be turning up. I'm not sulking ... honest :-(


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC
    We had ours before christmas, didn't come anywhere near us..... As has been said above, they concentrated on teaching. Mind you, we don't have a network manager, so there's no management issues.

    Chris
    Tony is a slut sorry mean slt ; ) as he is a ast head (you see i was good) so it means he had to be interviewed


    Russ
    Yep ... I will be interviewed ... rereading our SEF at the moment ... making sure I have all the facts and documentation to hand so that they can go off and track things.

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    i dont even dare mention name of the band here poor Tony...
    Hmmm ... will they be any good if Robby isn't in it anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    Tony is a slut sorry mean slt ; ) as he is a ast head (you see i was good) so it means he had to be interviewed
    A spy among us :idea:

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    lol yes tony is smt team but he is non teaching memeber of staff who is on smt..

    What did we work it out to be one of 3 in the uk

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    A non-teaching assistant head??? When did that start happening?

    Chris

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    When the need for someone with a high level IT skills and experience is needed in senior management

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    Re: The dreaded phonecall

    Nah ... there are starting to be quite a number of non-teaching assistant heads now ... quite often they are the Business Manager, but in some schools you also get IT Director / Director of ICT / eLearning Manager / and so on ...

    I think there were around 20 at my last count.

    And OFSTED aren't phased by it anymore either ... they have just shrugged their collective shoulders and gone "yes? and?"

    So ... there is a new target to aim for chaps and chappesses.

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