Second guessing the observer | (Kevin McLaughlin)

Schools usually observe their staff three times a year. A typical observation in a typical school goes along the following lines. The management (SLT) inform the staff when they will be observed. The staff check the dates then plan appropriately over the top lessons to show off their skills and a multitude of teaching talents to possibly meet the needs of the observation form. The observer comes in for an hour, observes the prepared lesson and checks it off against a so-called Ofsted proof observation check list. The teachers also have access to this so called Ofsted proof list so try to make…

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