Just thought you might like to know where we stand WITH OFSTED’s judgements using the new Framework, two terms on. The latest data tells us:
“that of 3,990 school inspections carried out from September to March 2010, the proportion of schools judged to be outstanding was 11%. This is a slight increase on the autumn term. Forty-two percent were judged good, 38% percent satisfactory with 5% given notice to improve and 4% judged as requiring special measures”.
This may indicate to you that only 1 in 9 lessons is outstanding. We need to be careful though when making comparative judgements. The latest figures MIGHT will be lower because of 3 POSSIBLE factors:
- shorter notice
- focus on ‘weaker’ schools
- light coverage of successful schools
So, even though the criteria for outstanding look more challenging, don’t rush to assume that the data confirms this. I still think we should expect about 1 in 6 leesons to be oustanding, though. ONCE A DAY!