An excellent blog on how SLTs need to trust more and demand conformity and compliance less.
This is a summary of my presentation to Teaching and Learning Takeover (TLT14) this October. The organisers asked me to base my presentation on my most-read blogpost The Myth of Progress Within Lessons. This is what I came up with.
I began by reasserting my twin premises from the original blogpost:
There is no such thing as progress within lessons. There is only learning.
The main perpetuators of the myth of ‘progress within lessons’ are leadership teams within schools, not Ofsted.
If anything, with numerous and notable exceptions amongst school leaders, this has become even more true: not because school leaders have become even more faithful subscribers to the myth, but because Ofsted (at least at their leadership level) have done even more to distance themselves from the myth.
And as if to illustrate that point for me (not to mention steal my thunder, the buggers), Ofsted released their…
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