I too have just experienced an inadequate lesson observation and am completely gutted! I was observed by my HT and a HT from another school which added extra pressure. I have been teaching 15 years and have never had a lesson observation that graded me that low and I don't understand how you can go from good and outstanding to inadequate. I am feeling so low and upset that it has prompted me to leave the profession and my notice is written and ready to hand in. I don't want to work in a profession anymore that can treat it's fellow colleagues in such a degrading way. As a teacher I am constantly praising and reassuring my children and making sure that any negativity is wrapped up with positives. Unfortunately as a teacher I am not afforded the same courtesy by my colleagues! I can't actually put into words how the swipe of someones pen from a short lesson observation has wiped out 15 years of my teaching career and I feel like I can't make a difference anymore. What an awful harsh career teaching has turned into it's incredibly sad and it's an incredibly sad end to a job I loved with a passion.