Friday, July 21, 2006
What a Load of Crap!
It seems that Nanny's recent "customer" satisfaction survey, examining the impact of OFSTED letters to children, has highlighted a few "issues".
Some children have objected to the "patronising" letters they receive from inspectors, outlining Ofsted judgements about their schools, whilst younger children did not understand some of the language Ofsted used.
Ofsted said that its inspectors needed more advice about "appropriate styles of writing for different ages".
The Ofsted research covered 55 schools and 1,500 pupils.
The report said:
"Although jargon was unusual,
the meaning of some words and phrases such as 'monitoring'
and 'teachers with management responsibilities'
was lost on some of the younger pupils.
Some pupils were confused by the mix of formal and informal styles within the same letter.
Due to the formal layout of the letters and absence of colour,
they were unattractive to younger pupils."
This helps improve the quality of education how?
What a load of crap!