Sean Harford, the National Director for Ofsted, was guest of honour at a Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust (BSET) Seminar held at Birchwood High School on the 30 November. In attendance were Headteachers, School Leaders, Classroom Teachers and Governors from a large number of local primary and secondary schools. Sean gave an illuminating talk around findings from inspections this year and some proposed changes with the arrival of the new HMCI, Amanda Spielman in the New Year.
Principal, Chris Ingate, said that the talk was extremely helpful and constructive with discussions also around workload and teacher marking. Dr Ingate said that BSET hoped to widen its role and mutual support for education in and around Bishop’s Stortford in 2017.