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Ofsted and the teacher now.

Ofsted and the teacher now.

For primary teacher Sophie Wilson*, a recent Ofsted inspection was the worst experience of her career so far.

“The lead inspector was rude and didn’t do what we’d been told to expect. Instead of observing the lesson for 20 minutes and interacting with the children, he stayed in my classroom for an hour-and-a-half and didn’t talk to any children,” she says. “We had good feedback, but it was a really horrid experience. If I didn’t love being in the classroom I would’ve left teaching there and then.”

Inspectors have the power to make a school sink or swim. With little notice, their fleeting visit could revolutionise the school’s prospects, making it the top choice for parents and delaying future inspections – or put it into special measures.

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