An education system obsessed with Ofsted leads to a tick box culture. This is poison. It creates broken schools. An organisation with a tick box mindset is easy to spot. Staff are overworked. They don’t understand the purpose behind the tasks they complete. They complain about minutiae. Positive changes meet resistance. Cynicism reigns supreme.
A tick box culture is one whose purpose is driven from the outside. The organisation does not set its own agenda. It is built on fragile foundations. It relies on the current flavour of political party. It adheres to whatever the current focus of Ofsted inspections may be. […]