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OFSTED does not expect detailed written dialogue in pupils' exercise books-official

Ofsted announced yesterday does not expect to see unnecessary or extensive written dialogue between teachers and pupils in exercise books and folders. Ofsted recognises the importance of different forms of feedback and inspectors will look at how these are used to promote learning.

This is reassuring but I feel a touch insulting as well. How many [...]

OFSTED clears up myths about inspection: no lesson grades

Yesterday Ofsted finally put things in black and white on 2 sides of A4. It want every school to know that it does not award a grade for the quality of teaching for any individual lessons visited and it does not grade individual lessons. It does not expect schools to use the Ofsted evaluation [...]