We had our first ever LEA visit today, not bad given that we’ve been ‘known’ since Fran was 5 and she’s nearly 10. I’ve had my reasons in the past for not having visits and i had my reasons this time for having one and i’m relieved to find it was a good and right decision to have one this time. Well, in as much as i’ll assume it was and hope what i get back in writing is as positive as he seemed to be at the time.
The only suggestion he made was that when we receive the admission forms for Fran for senior school, we go through motions of selecting schools since all senior schools here are over-subscribed and if we leave it and then she suddenly wants a place, there will be no choice at all. However, he also said that he wasn’t suggesting that we ought to be considering it, just that he thought it might be wise to keep our options open for her.
Other than that, he was fine with everything and i didn’t get any feeling that he felt we needed to “improve” anything. In fact, i’d go as far as to say he came across as a very enlightened HE inspector 🙂
I will write a bit more but i’ll pop it into a passworded area i think; the password will be the name of Amelie’s best friend’s eldest sister, in her blog name form (6 letters, no capital.) However, anyone who is known to me or a regular reader but doesn’t know it, give me a shout in the comments 🙂