While Teachers Marked Their Books by @RachelOrr

@TeacherToolkitIn 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkitThis short and quirky seasonal blog, and is a twist on the classic Christmas hymn, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks. Tweet this blog here. This is an annual co-blog, featuring narration by headteacher @RachelOrr. We would recommend to the reader that you click here to play the melody whilst you read. You can also read our take on ‘Twas the night before Christmas and Auld Lang Syne #OfstedStyle that we produced last year.While Teachers Marked Their Books. . . . .While teachers marked their books last night,The lead inspector viewed;The school’s website and raise online,Our data means we’re screwed.Image: Emilio_13Fear not, said she, the mighty headWho tried to calm the fear;Of those awaiting lesson obs,From those who interfere.To you in special measures now,We’ll see you in four weeks;To check improvements have been made,Adjustments and some tweaks.Image: Steve A JohnsonThe final report you there shall findPublished on t’internet,Four judgements made about the schoolWe’d much rather forget.Thus spake the head who said forthwithIt’s time for things to change;It’s up to us to lead the way,Agree and rearrange.No glory be to Gove below,It’s time for some release;Let’s fight for what we all believeBegin and never cease.. . . . .Tweet this blog here. What seasonal song would you like to see translated into an educational equivalent? Please let us know.You can also read:‘Twas the night before Christmas.and Auld Lang Syne #OfstedStyle.Image: Steve A JohnsonReference:“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” is a Christmas carol describing the Annunciation to the Shepherds, with words attributed to Irish lyricist and England’s Poet Laureate, Nahum Tate. The exact date of Tate’s composition is not known, but the words appeared in Tate and Nicholas Brady’s 1700 supplement to their New Version of the Psalms of David of 1696. The carol is most commonly sung to two different tunes: Winchester Old in the United Kingdom and a variation on a Handel aria arranged by Lowell Mason in the United States.. . . . .Related

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