For as long as we can all remember, teachers have loathed Ofsted inspections and, in particular, formal lesson observations. The dreaded visits that once gave you sleepless nights for a week leading up to it, then became a frantic overnight planning exercise to ensure you were ready to face the inspectors. Some teachers didn’t sleep, others broke out into a cold sweat, and it sent others over the edge. And all of this in pursuit of a grade…..a grade that either defined you as a school or an individual teacher.
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