I have emailed my union about this last night but just wanted some instant advice if anyone has any. Our school is interviewing for the headteacher position on Tuesday. As part of the process the LA (I assume) want the candidates to carry out lesson observations on staff and give feedback. Is this a normal interview task? Staff are unhappy as we haven't been told officially just given some warning by the deputy after school on Friday. There are 4 members of teaching staff all of which have been observed this week for our appraisals and one is the deputy who is on the decision panel. Surely they should use scenarios or role play instead of staff that the candidates might end up working with? Not to mention we have parents evening and tracking data to input this coming week so preparing for another observation seems unreasonable. Can we refuse? Any advice will be gratefully received.