Bea Noble-Rogers - APTE: Association for Partnership in Teacher

Report
OFSTED: LESSONS LEARNED
Lesson 1
New game, new rules, new criteria
 an inspection of your partnership as a training organisation
 an inspection where success will be driven by robust data of
impact and outcomes
 an inspection where only good and outstanding count
 an inspection where satisfactory is replaced by requires
improvement and that is not satisfactory
We now know that G1 / outstanding is doable
LESSON 2
THE PARTNERSHIP
The strength of the partnership as a training organisation is a
critical determiner of the outcomes of the inspection; a tight
collective vision for, and understanding of , expectations:
for the teachers the partnership will lead to
for the impact they will have on pupils and school
improvement
of what constitutes outstanding and what constitutes RI
of roles in, and the intended impact of, training in school and
in the centre
.
‘The relationship with schools has to be the highest priority’
Outstanding ITT provider 2013
LESSON 2
QUESTIONS
 What are the vision, and the underpinning principles of the
partnership as a training organisation, for the kind of teacher the
training will lead to?
 Is there a collective understanding across the partnership in
relation to both the final outcome and of the expectations for
trainees at each stage? – a position statement
 How sure are you that the planned training, and related
documentation, in SD partnerships is aligned to the OfSTED
criteria and to what you are doing in the centre and across the
rest of the partnership?
LESSON 3
IMPACT AND OUTCOMES
Focus of the inspections is firmly on evidence of
trainees’ competence and confidence as teachers
the impact of training on trainees’ teaching
the quality of outcomes for trainees, how good a teacher they are
the impact of trainees’ teaching on pupils’ learning.
the competence and confidence of this year’s completers and
last year’s NQTs
the consistency of this across all groups
recruitment, retention, employment….
This is not the time to hide your light under a bushel you need to
make your evidence shout for you
LESSON 3
QUESTIONS
 How effective is the collection and analysis of evidence of the
impact of
training on trainees’ outcomes as teachers?
trainees’ teaching on pupils’ learning?
 How is this used to further improve trainee outcomes?
 Are all self-evaluation and improvement plans driven by
improving outcomes for trainees?
LESSON 4
ASSESSMENT AND GRADING
 Consistency in assessment guidance and in grading across the
partnership, including SD partnerships is critical.
 Assessment guidance and templates need to support
judgements against G1 criteria with the new emphasis on
trainees’ competence and confidence
trainees’ impact on pupils’ learning and on school
improvement.
LESSON 4
QUESTIONS
Do grading criteria need to be revised to reflect the OfSTED
criteria?
How has the replacement of satisfactory with RI been addressed?
Are plans in place for monitored interventions for any RI trainees
and as necessary going into the NQT year?
Trainees’ teaching requires improvement as it is not yet good
(p31 Framework).
Outstanding trainees ? Consider their capacity to become an
outstanding teacher. The judgements are relative to their stage in
career (DfE 2012 Myths and facts of the Teachers Standards)
LESSON 5
INDIVIDUAL TRAINEE PROGRESS
There is a sharp focus on
 tracking, monitoring and providing targeted support for individual
trainee progress
 having evidence which demonstrates how the training has
impacted on and improved their teaching ‘from their starting
points’
Question: What systems are in place for tracking, monitoring and
supporting individual trainee progress from their starting points,
how is the information used to inform trainee progress across
school and centre based training?
LESSON 6
BE PREPARED
The inspection team will have ‘used a range of measures’ to inform
their preliminary judgement of the partnership, eg
 Last Ofsted inspection report
 NQT survey outcomes
 Ofsted online questionnaire survey
 Your own website info – so think about that!!
On this evidence they will also identify lines of enquiry to pursue
during the inspection.
‘..in marked contrast to x ‘
LESSON 6
QUESTIONS
 Have you identified any negative indicators, below
sector NQT outcomes, inconsistent outcomes across
groups of trainees?
 Have you demonstrated how the strengths and
recommendations from the last inspection been
considered and are now evidenced in the light of the
new framework?
CONTACT DETAILS
Bea Noble-Rogers
 Telephone :07776177588
 Email :[email protected]

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