General Chat Thread, OFSTED are in in General; So the inspectors turned up today and everyone is wearing the fixed smile that belies the terror underneath. Everything appears ...
3rd December 2008, 10:00 AM #1
OFSTED are in
So the inspectors turned up today and everyone is wearing the fixed smile that belies the terror underneath. Everything appears to be stable ITwise, fingers crossed it stays that way.
Thanks again to Joe and Simon at CPLTD for all their help getting us a new projector bulb at fairly short notice, it was a rollercoaster for a while chaps!
3rd December 2008, 10:04 AM #2
hehe enjoy, the school will be dead for a few days hopefully as teachers tend to avoid IT like the plague when OFSTED are in. Use the free time wisely, feet up kettle on!
3rd December 2008, 10:10 AM #3
Thanks to SYSMAN_MK from:
sparkeh (3rd December 2008)
3rd December 2008, 10:11 AM #4
Heh you are dead right, been through three now with other schools.
Originally Posted by Pyroman
I don't really want do much in fear of causing problems, not that that usually happens but if anything is to go wrong, today is the day it is most likely to!
3rd December 2008, 10:16 AM #5
To true. Also remember that how bizarre the request today, the answer is yes.
3rd December 2008, 10:27 AM #6
Interesting how new problems surface at this time.
A member of staff distributed a Smart notebook file to colleagues, for some reason it was made in a newer version to the one I install as standard and everyone else uses
Easily fixed *phew*
3rd December 2008, 10:34 AM #7
Actually, I've found it quieter than usual during inspections. In the run-up it's bedlam though!
Originally Posted by sparkeh
3rd December 2008, 10:41 AM #8
Generally I agree, but things like this demonstrate the problem with OFSTED inspections, everyone suddenly starts working in a different way which throws up problems that don't usually happen, and I'm not limiting this to IT but across all subjects.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
I mean, I happen to think that this school is great but a lot of the things that are great about it won't show up because people won't be doing the things they usually do. As said, IT use drops when inspections occur which is a shame as IT is well integrated in the curriculum.
3rd December 2008, 10:59 AM #9
We've got them in next week...you can SMELL the fear.
Me, I find it amusing. IT will work. I'm doing some additional bolstering today and smoothing a few wrinkles, but i'm happy for it to be any time, TBH.
3rd December 2008, 11:24 AM #10
Ofsted are here too: Started today.
3rd December 2008, 11:25 AM #11
Originally Posted by DaveP
3rd December 2008, 11:30 AM #12
our OFSTED a few weeks ago was mayhem 2 days before,but 2 days OFSTED were in, it was quiet as hell.
Last edited by gaz350; 3rd December 2008 at 01:01 PM.
3rd December 2008, 11:34 AM #13
Funny, I had never imagined Hell to be quiet!
Originally Posted by gaz350
3rd December 2008, 01:18 PM #14
oh no, it's fear alright...follow the yellow streak, you'll find staff at the end of it.
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