Saturday, 23 July 2011

Schoolboys To Get Caught With Their Trousers Down

I was flicking through the news when I came across this little tidbit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14158880. Basically schools are going to have inspections without being warned.We have people attacking it saying that in the two days or so that people normally get, things can't possibly be covered up, and we have people praising it, saying that when schools have bad behaviour, kids aren't getting the quality of education they are entitled to, and deserve.

As a former pupil of a pretty bad school, I seriously welcome this. They can say that the advance warning period isn't long enough, but let me tell ya folks, it is. In my school behaviour was a massive problem. People were bullied, beaten, abused (I've even heard that the teachers were caught with pupils, we had one incredibly pervy teacher who was constantly staring at girls) and it was just outright very bad. I did a GCSE in History, and even though the group was about 10 strong, I think I was the only one there who actually wanted to learn history. One time a kid actually sprayed himself with a fire extinguisher while his mates filmed it on their phones.

But, when it came for an inspection, everyone was clean, everyone behaved, and everything went smoothly in the inspection. I still don't know how really. That place was awful, and it really should be shut down. My sister was driven to school so she didn't have to go on the bus, it was that bad. Oddly though my mum never drove me to school, but eh, what can ya do? My sister has since moved schools, and seems to be doing just fine at her new one.

There are schools that can hide everything in a day or two, there are schools that do it, and unannounced inspections can only be a good thing. At least from my perspective. The only downside is that it's only on schools who rated "satisfactory" for behaviour, meaning it was okay, but not good, so chances are my old school can cheat their way out of an unannounced inspection. Shame, I say.

In slightly better news this is also my 50th post! Thanks everyone for reading up until now, here's to another 50 more.

18 comments:

  1. This is great! Loved reading it, thanks for updating

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  2. Yea I agree with you. Interesting post...

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  3. Grats to the 50! Your school sure was fucked up but mine wasn't any better.

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  4. Congratz on 50, and I think theres a lot of problems with the school system.

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  5. What exactly are they going to be looking for, behavior wise? Hopefully it's not an excuse to put kids on medication.

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  6. Can't say I know much about british schools, but I know of a similar teacher from a lady friend that even inappropriately touched her. He never lost his job.

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  7. wow they actually do this in britain?

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  8. Great blog and a nice post! Its just crazy what is happening in britain atm!

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  9. great post bro! finally something good to see in the internet! congrats

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  10. @Shaw: Wow, still kept his job. Sometimes, bad people never get what they deserve

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  11. Woooo to your 50th post. And I agree. Here in the US, schools do the same thing, but with standardized tests instead of inspections. And school reforms is one of those things needed across the Western world.

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  12. I'm glad about this, good thing to be inspecting schools without them having a chance to cover things up. Those who complain obviously have something to hide!

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