Andrew Old

Andrew Old is an experienced teacher of 12 years, having taught across a range of schools in the Midlands. He first came to notoriety whilst blogging on Scenes from the Battleground about behaviour issues in Britain’s secondary schools, documenting the common frustrations of classroom teachers when a school’s behaviour policy is just not up to scratch. 

Most recently, he has become known for holding Ofsted to account over the tyranny of the preferred Ofsted teaching style; the seemingly arbitrary way in which lessons are graded; rogue inspection teams; unfathomable downgrading of ‘Good’ schools, and its detrimental effect on teachers nationwide.

Additionally, Andrew Old collates and curates a huge range of education blogs on his sister site:  The Echo Chamber.

Related Sessions
Thursday 25 September 2014, 18.30 Pimlico Academy (Primary) Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AT
Sunday 19 October 2014, 10.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2

Judgement by our peers: is the jury out?

"Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years."
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board

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