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Motion #18
Carried
Mon, 2018
  • Derbyshire and Derby City

THAT Conference notes the following comments made in a speech by Amanda Spielman, HM chief inspector, at the Festival of Education on 23 June 2017:

ATL comment on Ofsted’s FE and skills inspections and outcomes

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “Teachers and lecturers work extremely hard to deliver good quality outcomes for their learners and they are doing so in very challenging circumstances, as this Ofsted report implies.

ATL responds to Ofsted reliability report

Commenting on the Ofsted reliability report, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “Ofsted is to be commended for initiating research into the reliability of its inspection judgements and this report is welcome as a first step.

A vision for inspection

The time has come for a radically different approach to school inspection.

Ofsted rightly highlights the escalating shortage of teachers and heads - ATL

Ofsted is right to highlight the escalating shortage of teachers and heads, which the Government urgently needs to tackle, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

A New Vision for Inspection in Further Education

Following on from our successful vision for inspection in schools, ATL has produced A New Vision for Inspection in Further Education.

Ofsted: mythbusters every teacher and leader need to know

ATL's approach of debate not demand has secured an official memo from Ofsted setting out a list of paperwork and practices which inspectors DO NOT require schools to provide as part of the inspection process.

Inspection

Teachers need an end to excessive working hours. Recent DfE analysis shows that primary teachers work around 60 hours a week and school leaders even longer. This is not sustainable.

Clock is ticking for Ofsted on FoI requests

On June 30, ATL submitted a Freedom of Information (FoI) request regarding the failure of 1,200 inspectors to pass Ofsted's rigorous new assessment process.

Ofsted has become a weapon of fear and terror - it's time for a different approach

In private, and off the record, politicians of all political persuasions will admit that Ofsted is no longer, if it ever was, the key to  raising  educational standards.