July 2010
M T W T F S S
« Jun   Aug »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

OFSTED judgements on outstanding lessons

Just thought you might like to know where we stand WITH OFSTED’s judgements using the new Framework, two terms on. The latest data tells us:

“that of 3,990 school inspections carried out from September to March 2010, the proportion of schools judged to be outstanding was 11%. This is a slight increase on the autumn term. Forty-two percent were judged good, 38% percent satisfactory with 5% given notice to improve and 4% judged as requiring special measures”.

This may indicate to you that only 1 in 9 lessons is outstanding. We need to be careful though when making comparative judgements. The latest figures MIGHT will be lower because of 3 POSSIBLE factors:

  • shorter notice
  • focus on ‘weaker’ schools
  • light coverage of successful schools

So, even though the criteria for outstanding look more challenging, don’t rush to assume that the data confirms this. I still think we should expect about 1 in 6 leesons to be oustanding, though. ONCE  A DAY!

Comments are closed.