We're a school in very bizarre circumstances as some of you may know and we are due Ofsted imminently. We're surprised they haven't been in sooner considering our situation. That said, all of the staff are working tirelessly to bring the school back on track under leadership of a temporary experienced headteacher - but we are pretty sure we are not going to reach a Satisfactory. Im recently appointed to SLT and have never been through an Ofsted (4th year of teaching) and am working myself up into a state about the whole debacle. Normally I work very very hard but am able to tell myself "It's only a job - stop!" but at the moment I cannot phyiscally stop thinking about work. It's affecting me at weekends as I constantly have a knot of fear about everything I still need to do, or what they might ask me. Im feeling bitter if I have social commitments because it means on top of the work I need to do I wont get any me time at all. Last night I had a bath and just cried. I hate that its bought me to this - I am beginning to resent a job that I normally love. I know there are many others that feel the same when Ofsted are looming, but I need a slap. I love my job, and I want to do my absolute best for the children and I KNOW Ofsted is a farce. However, the thought of being in special measures and having inspectors crawling all over us fills me with dread. Im not sure what I'm looking for here - either someone to tell me Ofsted is not that horrific after all, explain to me what it would be like if we were in special measures, or tell me that it is just a job and give me a virtual slap.