Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Just another day at the chalkface ...

After some very sound advice, I have redacted the text of yesterday's blog entry. Many thanks to all of you who sent me messages of support.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

8 comments:

  1. Bob

    I can still see the original text of your chalkface message if I go into 'comment' mode.

    Jim

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  2. Jim Duncan,

    Thanks for letting me know. I thought that I had actually covered the original entry up; obviously what I did did not work. It has now been deleted.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. That's one of the problems with blogging "publicly" - much better if you pose incognito, as it allows you to post totally scurrilous comments whenever the need arises... :o)))

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  4. Steve-the-Wargamer,

    It is a comment upon the society that we live in that I am 'safer' blogging about topics like this anonymously.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Bob - you're absolutely right.... f.w.i.w I was most impressed with your actions during the event in question - for the same reasons you describe a lot of people would not have got involved for fear of being the ones prosecuted..

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  6. Steve-the-Wargamer,

    After the event an Ofsted-trained inspector, who has been hired by my school to act as an adviser, commented that she felt that our procedures for dealing with incidents of this nature were not good enough, and that had it happened when Ofsted had been there, we would have failed our inspection.

    I understand that she actually saw me trying to prevent the boy hitting the girl, but did nothing to help or intervene. Her recommended strategy for dealing with the incident was that I should have not tried to deal with it myself, but should have contacted a more senior member of staff, who would then have decided what to do. I assume that she felt that whilst I left the boy with the girl to summon assistance, nothing would have happened.

    Yeah! Right!

    I don’t think any further comment by me is necessary.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. He who can, does.
    He who can't, teaches.
    He who can't teach, becomes an Ofsted inspector...

    When my wife registered as a childminder, years ago, our home had to be visited by an Ofsted inspector. Luckily I was out at the time!
    My wife was criticised for not having any toys that showed people with disabilities [something everyone should have, apparently]. Thinking quickly, she dived into William's toybox and proclaimed, "Yes I do: Doctor X and Captain Hook!"

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  8. Arthur1815,

    What you say is so, so true!

    As to the story about your wife's work as a childminder being 'inspected' ... I wish I could say that it sounded far fetched ... but I know that it is not because I have heard of similar stories from other childminders!

    Ofsted is one QUANGO we could all do without!

    All the best,

    Bob

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