Of course there are always situations when your lessons need to be interrupted and I’m not criticising that but it seems that in our place anyone can, with any matter, however trivial. There is no regard given to the effort it takes to get children settled and ready to learn. PTA are a case in point. I appreciate they do lots to help school funds and need to give out letters, raffle tickets, costumes for Summer Fayre processions etc. But surely the polite thing to do is either drop things into the office with instructions or ask the teacher when is a convenient time to visit. In our place they just barge in mid lesson and even when I requested to come back later that was ignored!!! Is it any surprise that we have issues gaining kids attention if their parents ignore us? Is this just my school or do others have the same problem. If I raise it, will I be shot down by “they do a lot to help the school so don’t upset them”? Am I being unreasonable? Even Ofsted are not supposed to interrupt the flow of teaching!