Interesting twist in the campaign in England. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/youre-not-welcome-teachers--vote-to-ban-ofsted-7627519.html Martin Powell-Davies, from Lewisham in south London, spoke of the "excitement" at being able to tell a class: "Stop what you're doing ? we've got an unwelcome visitor and we need them to leave." The message would be, he argued, "Ofsted, you're not welcome in our schools". "This surely could be one of a lengthy list on non-strike actions that we could consider. We could get united action alongside other unions as well," he added. Delegates said the NUT should follow the lead shown in Northern Ireland by the two teaching unions ? the Irish National Teachers' Organisation and the Ulster Teachers' Union ? where school inspections have had to be cancelled as a result of a policy of non co-operation. At least 12 were cancelled and others were left incomplete. One teacher said: "They have proved that action short of strike action can have teeth." Yesterday's motion also expressed anger over schools being forced to convert to academies by Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, if they fail inspections by Ofsted. It warned that schools serving the country's most disadvantaged areas were most likely to be singled out because Ofsted was linking test and examination results to the grades it was awarding schools.