I'm the Head of Education of an independent Special School for girls with SEMH difficulties. We have a current Ofsted rating of Good. However I'm looking into changing to an ISI inspection after suggestions from a colleague. I'm interested in peoples thoughts any pro's or con's of either Inspectorate. My current thoughts (even though we have an Ofsted rating of Good), are that with Ofsted it can be subjective and very dependent on who the inspector is and how they perceive the standards or criteria for overall judgement. I say this having previously had conversations in differing inspections, with differing inspectors, who have had differing views on what is or isn't compliant with some standards. If we get someone from a non specialist background who doesn’t understand what we do it becomes more challenging. I’m confident we would stand our ground and are able to clearly justify what we do as a school and that we more than meet all of the standards and where we sit for an overall judgement , but it would seem more sensible to work with inspectors who start with an understanding of independent schools. Is this correct?