Hi, We had a SIP in recently ( rather scary trouble shooting OFSTED inspector) who was meant to help us check our internal observations are accurate. Anyway she said that she couldn't help grade any lessons because they don't fit the new ofsted framework as they are too much 3 part lesson style & that we should be doing things like sending our HA off so they don't sit through the direct teaching & teaching the middles & setting them off & lots of this sort of thing & that groups change very frequently & that mixed direct teaching isn't the thing & planning is done nearly each night & changed as you go along. My question is how many of you are following this model? I spoke to a friend in a satsifactory school that said yes this is the message they have but their teachers have found it v hard adjusting too- she said that it's all about doing mini plenaries & not nec sitting solely with one group but patrolling & getting the ones that haven't got it back to the carpet for a reteach & that it's all about progress. Also when asked if the SIP could recommend a school following these practices well she couldn't! I do presently send off my HA with my TA for a G&T starter & sometimes get my TA to do direct teaching at a lower level with my Lows.... Any advice & experience greatly appreciated!