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OFSTED criticises SLTs' misguided lesson observation criteria- the end of mini-plenaries?

Today’s Chief Inspector’s report helpfully brings into question some Senior Leadership Teams’ assumptions about what passes for good learning. I am particulalry pleased to see 3 sacred cows being put to the sword. Firstly

Over-detailed and bureaucratic lesson plans
– Excessive detail within these plans can cause
teachers to lose sight of the central focus on pupils’
learning

■Secondly

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