I work in a Glasgow school and the SMT, presumably driven by GCC, are obsessed with how good they look to HMIE. There is a shedload of lesson monitoring being performed by the SMT every single week and this is having a draining, demoralising effect on staff. The feedback to depts is overwhelmingly negative, as is the feedback to individual teachers (which is done via a second party, a third party, or not at all!). Two questions for you all. Firstly, are my colleagues in Glasgow schools subjected to the same rigmarole? Secondly, does this go on in other councils?