I have been surprised at the judgements of OFSTED for some time, never more so than during my recent stint on Supply. The school I had just left expected to be judged 'outstanding'. (I was forced to leave my full time, permanent post by exceedingly poor management and lack of leadership, the children's behaviour in the upper year groups was very poor and the Governors were ineffectual and under the control of the Headteacher) yet I have been in two schools recently judged to be so weak as to merit Special Measures and have found the behaviour to be excellent, the learning environment to be well managed and controlled, the planning excellent and the learning good. Colleagues have also reported working in schools which have been appalling places for staff to work in for a variety of reasons, which have been deemed outstanding by OFSTED. What this says about OFSTED is that they don't ask the right questions of parents or staff, staff are not able to answer honestly even if they get asked and too much emphasis is put on the SEF and league table results. As a teacher or a parent I would have no faith in an OFSTED report in deciding where to work or where to send my children to school.