Alison Peacock

It’s not just the children who learn at our school

Building a culture of professional learning will allow you to take an approach to planning, teaching and assessment that is informed by evidence

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Our most recent full Ofsted inspection took place in May 2013, during Sats week. At the end of the first day, having visited all the classrooms, the lead inspector remarked on the irresistible “sparkle” quality of our Year 1 teacher. She reflected that she had enjoyed the lesson so much, she had been reluctant to leave. Of course, as headteacher, I took great pride in hearing that my teaching colleagues had impressed Ofsted.

In the case of this teacher, there was additional pleasure, as during my headship Sarah had transferred from a role in the kitchen to being a teaching assistant studying ...

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