I will try and keep this short! Last year our head announced no one would get any notice for obs, she would just be coming in. I was observed 15 times in 2 months (one colleagues 4 times in a week!) and kept getting very negative feedback. For the first time in my career I did not agree with the feedback which was very hard for me, however I worked on all the points they gave me (3rd year teacher). As you can imagine it was a stressful year. The school got the LA involved and lots of us were given support which really helped me. Then we had Ofsted and I personally did very well. I was pleased and everything seemed to settle down. Last week I had an unannounced observation again and was given satisfactory, a grade I did not agree with. I feel very unhappy, the whole situation seems to be starting again and I feel if the school has a problem with my work I would rather they just said. In our Ofsted report it said along the lines of teachers with problems were given excellent support by SMT. In a way I feel that I was given negative feedback on purpose so they could 'support' me (as well as others) so it would look good for Ofsted. I suppose I am posting because I am worried abou the situation, and also do you think I am losing perspective here and being paranoid? Does it sound like there is a problem with my work? Up until last year I was always given good for my lessons, and from Ofsted I was given a good and an outstanding and I just can't understand the sudden change in grade my school has given me, and the difference between their observations and Ofsted. Advice gratefully recieved!