How do other schools organise lesson observations? We use some old proformas which I feel are too different from what inspectors will use. They basically don't do much more than point out 'areas for development' and don't come to a proper judgement. I have been saying that these are useless if we are to show that we are monitoring and improving teaching. We have one problem case in my department that is close to being a capability issue but the forms we use don't get near the problem. I don't know how to tackle this because the head doesn't really want to upset anyone, but I have been given the job to sort this out and don't really know where to start. I don't want staff to see me as an Ofsted nark.