What’s been newsworthy of late?

  • Alert….This is momentous….you have got to admire this and share widely….A pupil-led campaign under the banner #IAMNOTWEAK has encouraged dictionary publishers to remove ‘weak’ from its definition.The previous definition in the Oxford English Dictionary was: “A person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.”But now Google, Collins,, Oxford Dictionaries and Cambridge Dictionary have all changed their definition of a bully to : “A person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those who they perceive as vulnerable.”


  • Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, discusses the future of school inspections, how we use data and ongoing work on a new education inspection framework. Take at look at what she said at the Bryanston Education Summit here. She spoke about teachers holding negative views of Ofsted partly because they are left out of the dialogue:

They felt inspection was something done to them, rather than with them. As inspection has become a leadership framed conversation there is now much less dialogue between classroom teachers and inspectors.

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