Amanda Spielman urges heads to challenge unreasonable demands from inspectors. She also warns schools against workload-heavy practices, such as creating ‘Ofsted-ready’ files or organising ‘mocksteds’. Chris Parr reportsHeadteachers should be telling Ofsted inspectors to phone their supervisors if they feel that they have been asked to produce something that is not a necessary part of inspection, according to her majesty’s chief inspector.
If you have ever been involved in completing or supervising a PhD (and if you are on this website then there is a good chance that you have), there is a movie coming out this Autumn that could be right up your street. Piled Higher and Deeper: Still in Grad School is the sequel to the first film adaptation of the popular comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper, created by cartoonist Jorge Cham.
My two-year-old son’s nursery was inspected by Ofsted last June. It was determined by the inspector that it “requires improvement” in all categories. Not good. Effectiveness of leadership and management? “Requires improvement.” Quality of teaching, learning and assessment? “Requires improvement.” Personal development, behaviour and welfare? “Requires improvement.” Outcomes for children? “Requires improvement.”The nursery appealed the rating.
ASCL general secretary @RealGeoffBarton dons his headteacher cap to quash disgruntled delegates who were unsatisfied with @DamianHinds' answer on funding. "Sorry to be patronising," says Barton - says he doesn't want story of conference to be heads/deputies heckling. #ascl2018
Ofsted's @amanda_spielman says one of her biggest bugbears is "misuse of data". Tells of a school that produced a pie chart of exam outcomes based on 3 pupils. Not useful, just "statistical noise". Concedes "some of this happens because [Ofsted] tended to overanalyse data too".
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".