We were inspected 2 weeks ago and it was awful!!!!! I've never been inspected before and to be honest, after this experience, I never want to be inspected again! We are a tiny village school with only 45 on roll so obviously our results are going to be a hit a miss, e.g. last years yr 6 only had 4 kids and 2 of those had severe special needs! We also had a really tough time last yr as I was new to the school and EYFS, the other teacher was only just out of her NQT year and we had an acting head who was vile and enjoyed nothing more than putting all the staff down and making our lives hell! We've had a fantastic new head who will, if given time, really turn the school round. However, she was in post 3 weeks and then we got the call. TBF the inspector was lovely and she was only doing her job but she was being really picky. I only have a small group of Reception this yr, in a mixed R/1/2 class, but was told I was planning TOO MUCH free choice and free flow even though I have the 20% directed time and 80% independent time recorded and monitored, and becuase its a mixed class the ratio is probably closer to 40%:60%! Apparently I shouldnt have set out so many activities inside and outside for the children even tho there were only 6 in and 6 out covering the 6 areas of EYFS! I'm sure if all the areas hadn't been covered i'd have been in trouble for that! I'm also apparently not making enough progress, even tho my yr 2's last yr got 75% across the board including some level 3's (with a cohort of only 4), the year 1's all went from 'working towards' to 1b - 2c, and the Reception all achieved at least point 7 across the board, some even getting 9's! I had a lesson observation (with feedback) and unfortunately it was one of those lessons where everything seems to go wrong, but i was doing things how i've been told by LEA and former heads so i'm not sure who to blame for that 1! It was even more annoying as the morning we got the Ofsted call I'd had a lesson obs by the head which was deemed to be 'good'. My big piece of advice is when receiving feedback from the inspector stand up for yourself, i wish i had! The most annoying thing now is that we still havent received a report, draft or otherwise, even though we know we're in big trouble it's hard to strat putting things in place because we dont want to target the wrong thing! We might have to wait 3 more weeks! When we got the minimal amount of feedback we could from our SIP, we were told that Ofsted were being exceptionally hard becuse it was a new framework and the inspectors need to prove they're doing it properly so basically if we'd had the inspection next term they'd probably be more lenient and we wouldnt be put into a category! P.S. quite a few posts are mentioing safeguarding which is possibly the only thing we actually got praised for and we're not really OTT with it so i'd have thought most schools would be fine, but we were told that that was a major focus! Also there were no subject co-ordinator interviews but that could be because we are only a small school and they only sent 1 inspector who obviously had lots to do!