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Ofsted and 8 months pregnant...

Discussion in 'Ofsted inspections' started by Thespirit82, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Thespirit82

    Thespirit82 New commenter

    I am finishing at Easter for mat leave, and my school is currently overdue for ofsted (will be 6 years in April!)

    If they come before I finish, will they have the usual expectations of me or will they accept that I will mostly be sat down..?

  2. mrcooldude

    mrcooldude Occasional commenter

    Surely they'd understand your situation? I'm yet to experience my first Ofsted but like to think that they're human too. If they ask any questions, you could blame your hormones for socking them ;) haha.
    I'm sure everything will be fine :) .
  3. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    OFSTED doesn't have expectations of you but the school generally. So you'll be part of a much bigger picture.

    The observed lesson should also reflect what went before in terms of pupil progress so you won't be judged solely on the day.
    Pomz and wanet like this.
  4. FollyFairy

    FollyFairy Occasional commenter

    When I was pregnant with my second daughter, the school I was teaching in was in special measures so was constantly being inspected. I was still observed, however, even one of the inspectors told me to sit down! :)
  5. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    If you are distressed when you get told the day before OFSTED you might consider going to your GP. At 8 months you should put yourself and your baby first.
    Compassman likes this.
  6. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    I was having problems with my back during one Ofsted/HMI visit, so I had a note on the top of each lesson plan to explain why I was teaching sitting down. At least if you are that pregnant it's obvious!
  7. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    she is hopefully a mummy now!

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