Just wondering to what extent support staff are observed or reported on now. Last inspection we had none of the support staff were commented on or the teacher's use of them but this time there seems to be a bit focus on support staff roles in preparation for this summers' up coming inspection. They naurally are very worried about this as there hasn't, in the past, been any particular guidelines on how they should perform. Many of the staff are unqualified but have many years experience under thier belts but as such they have 'done it their own way' for many years. Introducing new guidelines and procedures has rattled a few cages and not gone down too well. was it worth usetting some dedicated long serving staff for an inspection that might not even include anything they do? Primary by the way!