As a trainee about to qualify with outstanding I don't have any trainee friends that aren't qualifying with the same grade. Shouldn't outstanding be something exceptional and not what the majority of people are given. I have seen in may cases lesson observations that have been fabricated and subject mentors giving people outstanding because they are good friends. Then on the topic of outstanding qualified teachers, teachers being criticised constantly for not being 'outstanding' seems ridiculous. At my school teachers are told the aim is to be 'outstanding every lesson' and subject leaders who haven't been deemed outstanding have been pushed out of their posts. Surely outstanding shouldn't be achievable every lesson, isn't that the point? Satisfactory should be good enough not seen as something to be ashamed of and good should be good, as the word suggests! Just feel like the obsession without outstanding has got a bit of hand, the word is beginning to loose meaning?! Thoughts, i'm very interested to hear other peoples views.