Monday, 29 March 2010
Went very well and I got some positive feedback and some concrete ideas to improve. The major issue is the way that lessons will be measured in future. To gain an outstanding rating 90% of the class have to make exceptional progress. Not just better than average progress but exceptional. My question about this is how do you prove that in a one hour observation and how does the observer decide between very good progress and exceptional? It is so subjective as to be impossible and I predict a fall in the number of outstanding grades next year when the new criteria are introduced.