A conversation at ResearchED

Last Saturday J and I trailed into the wilds of East London to attend ResearchED2014.

Michael Cladingbowl (National Director, Inspection Reform at Ofsted) was giving a talk to an incredibly packed audience about the future of Ofsted. And I was one of the sardines packed in tightly to listen.

And also ask a question, about Ofsted, FE Colleges, and why Ofsted could do nothing about Murder College. The upshot of which was a private conversation with Michael and his contact details to discuss further. So that’s happening.

Meanwhile Murder College is lauding its recent Ofsted success with a banner advertising it is a “safe and supportive” environment. I’m not sure for whom. Not staff and students. Perhaps it is safe for gang members, supportive for bullies and tyrants, because those doing the most wrong certainly always seemed to have the college on their side.

I found out a couple of weeks ago that one of the first students I taught was convicted of murder, along with others all connected to Murder College. And still there’s “no problem” at the “safe and supportive” College. Good, with Outstanding dangers…

Posts are remaining password protected until I’ve spoken to Michael Cladingbowl, but if anyone wants the password, leave a comment or contact me via Twitter or the contact form on the site and I’ll let you know it.

Quick explanation

As you may have noticed, my last few posts disappeared (briefly) and are now password protected.

On Wednesday I received a phonecall from the child protection team at the local council. Ofsted had passed my complaints on to them and they are investigating. They were due to hand deliver my complaint to the principal of the college at a meeting that day, and wanted to know if I was willing to be identified.

As I no longer work at the College I agreed.

The police were also attending the meeting due to some of the allegations.

Due to the involvement of child protection and the police I have decided to take the posts out of public view to avoid compromising any investigation.

Protected: Outcome of Ofsted complaint

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Protected: The Skills Funding Agency gets involved

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