Outstanding?

It is all well and good ofsted demanding that teaching in school needs to be outstanding but how do you go about finding an outstanding teacher in an environment/climate where the stakes are so high?
I genuinely believe that the majority of teachers I come across would love to be considered as outstanding teachers and work bloody hard to achieve this. So why is it so difficult to achieve?
I have watched two potential new recruits today and have two more to see in the next few days. I feel quite flat after the lessons today as neither struck me as anything better than ok. Ok is not good enough!
If the next two are in the same category (even though references say they are good and outstanding like the two today) I am stuck. A school in requires improvement that cannot recruit anything better than ok. Where does that leave me?If I don’t appoint that will be another term where we battle against the odds to achieve the status of “good”. A term with supply cover is never a good prospect.
Frustration does not cover how I feel today. Fingers crossed that the next few days I see the person who is going to make the difference.

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About headteacher2014

I am a headteacher of a primary school in England

Posted on May 13, 2013, in education leadership and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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