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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    They seem to flock to it here which is odd as it's usually used as a way to do nothing but play games.

    This has been limited however due to a few electrical failures meaning I've shut two rooms

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    This has been limited however due to a few electrical failures meaning I've shut two rooms
    We had electrical problems at our school the other day and was told that it would be best if we didn't use the school computers when the school kitchen was in use!

    It would have been nice to shut down two ICT rooms, as that would have meant no ICT in the school.

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I don't understand the problem.

    We have Ofsted in today and tomorrow, but it really doesn't matter to me. They don't come and watch me, I've never even been spoken to by them or asked a question.
    Quote Originally Posted by limbo
    The problem is that if a teacher has a bad lesson the blame could come your way, whether it was an IT problem or not.

    And if the IT fails in a lesson that Ofsed are observing then the blame will definately come your way.
    I've just had 40 minutes with an inspector along with a couple of other people and one newer member of staff decided to had an indirect pop at me by saying he'd not received a username to get on the system. I know this to be false and can prove it but I couldn't argue with him in front of the inspector.

    It's funny but today were getting calls from all over the place about little things that we wouldn't normally be bothered about like plugging speakers into a PC for a member of staff.

    HBJB

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Yeah we had 5 squillion printer calls last night as everyone was trying to print out lesson plans. Many calls of the kind "Can you fix the printer as it hasn't worked in weeks". Did anyone think to tell us this weeks ago? & what is it you are always telling the kids about printing important work the night before?

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    @HeeBeeJeeBee - Wouldn't have stopped me. I really don't see the point in pretending, be honest and act as you would any other time, that's the way.

    @TechMonkey - It's funny cos it's true!

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I don't understand the problem.

    We have Ofsted in today and tomorrow, but it really doesn't matter to me. They don't come and watch me, I've never even been spoken to by them or asked a question.
    Quote Originally Posted by limbo
    The problem is that if a teacher has a bad lesson the blame could come your way, whether it was an IT problem or not.

    And if the IT fails in a lesson that Ofsed are observing then the blame will definately come your way.
    I've just had 40 minutes with an inspector along with a couple of other people and one newer member of staff decided to had an indirect pop at me by saying he'd not received a username to get on the system. I know this to be false and can prove it but I couldn't argue with him in front of the inspector.

    It's funny but today were getting calls from all over the place about little things that we wouldn't normally be bothered about like plugging speakers into a PC for a member of staff.

    HBJB
    Then go see slt now seriously we will wait oh you want a reason well in two day style inspection that one comment could be made into that ict support is an issue.

    So what need to do is goto slt/head and tell them what was said that can prove that they were given it and then head can tell the inspection team.

    So we will wait for you..

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    I have been involved in three OFSTEDs and have never been spoken to by any member of the inspection teams - nor has my boss the ICT co-ordinator - well not about the actual IT kit anyway.
    Is this good?....or bad..!!!

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    It seems ICT just doesn't matter.

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    HBJB

    I would have got out my seat and gone got the proof. There was no need for that idiot to have a go at you. feel angry as hell for you dude.

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Well its not just that he had a pop at HBJB but infront of the inspectors they'll clearly see either ICT Services as a problem, or there is a huge communication breakdown in the school (which I believe is something that the school could work on!) or both, when really he just can't be bothered to read messages that have his name on it!

    We've seen this before from staff when we had a large network rollover. We left them three memos in their pigeon holes in total, had it announced in staff briefing, put on the Intranet and we even offered a TRAINING SESSION on HOW TO BACKUP THEIR FILES for this very purpose.

    Not one person turned up for that training session and only 40% of staff actually backed up their work correctly while the other 60% insist that they were never informed of the admin rollover.

    We're definitely not at fault communication wise, we tell the staff what they need to know... and then some. It is not our fault that they are blind, deaf and dumb.

    As for a 'shining' report from ofsted, if they think there is a communication gap then that report won't happen.

    I really don't see the point in pretending, be honest and act as you would any other time, that's the way.
    Tell that to all the teachers who are normally utter bastards who are treating us with utmost respect today. Good reports + Acting normal = haha!

    In short if theres a school out there that is perfect and does everything to the book and theres absolutely no problems whatsoever and gets a PERFECT report without changing ANYTHING just for the inspectors, I want to know what school!

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    you can come down from the hills it's over they have left the building.

    Russ

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    you can come down from the hills it's over they have left the building.

    Russ
    Yep - all over here too.

    Apparently we got all 2s but I can't find out what that means on their website.

    I did however notice a glaring spelling mistake on our page

    Who rates OFSTED?

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Grade 1 Outstanding
    Grade 2 Good
    Grade 3 Satisfactory
    Grade 4 Inadequate

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    Grade 1 Outstanding
    Grade 2 Good
    Grade 3 Satisfactory
    Grade 4 Inadequate

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    Having a senior moment. I found it myself by looking at another report.

    Cheers

    HBJB

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    Re: Run For Hills: ofsted Are Coming -

    This was sent to me by better half the official ofsted way.


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