This is something I've been struggling to understand for a while. I've been in several ofsted satisfactory schools, where the general behaviour in my opinion was less than satisfactory - lots of calling out, cheeky comments, having to repeat instructions and do countdowns before children comply, having a struggle to keep children on task, poor attitudes to learning from a significant minority of the children (or a majority in some classes!) At the moment I'm doing supply and tbh this doesn't faze me - I get on with the lesson and have the children working as hard as possible - provided the behaviour isn't extreme and work is done to an acceptable level I leave fairly happy. However, what's bothering me is the idea that if I was being observed teaching lessons like this I'm convinced they would be inadequate. I know this isn't anything to worry about personally at the moment - but I know from comments from other staff that actually the children usually behave like this, and I've seen behaviour around the schools while permanent teachers were teaching which isn't any different. How on earth do teachers with classes like this achieve even satisfactory observations, let alone good? I'm sure if I had these classes full time their behaviour and work for me would improve, but not sure it would be enough to achieve an acceptable lesson. Or am I being too picky with expectations of behaviour to achieve a good lesson? I would expect all children to be on task the majority of the time, no calling out, no comments not about the subject of the lesson and all children complying quickly with requests from the teacher. What do teachers with classes full of low level disruption do to achieve satisfactory observation lessons?