Hi I am due ofsted anyday and am concerned about the judgement we are likely to get due to staff problems. We got outstanding last time but worry we will get barely satisfactory this time. Our reception teacher has always managed to pull off a one off good/ outstanding lesson when judged as a reception class in the afternoon. We are a morning only nursery but supposably run it as an FSU. This is the trouble as it doesnt, as the reception teacher chooses to do her own thing too often and doesnt help to set up or do any appropriate provision or support CI time appropriately in the shared areas. There is very little to do in her class base so my kids rarely go in there. We then end up with more than our fairshare of both sets of kids in my room as there is more to do. There are areas for development that aren't developing because I can't do it all by myself and I am only PT. The trouble is that because of all these issues of provision and staffing or lack of staffing, it is having an impact on provision in my nursery class, such as continuous outside access and poor provision in some areas. I also do most of the resource ordering even though it is not my job, when she does it, she wastes money on non essentials. We are very poorly resourced and need every penny. We have the head on our backs and I often feel stressed because most of the critisms are not my fault. When you are just an ordinary teacher and not in charge there is only so much you can do. She is a good teacher and friend, but is very stressed and not coping very well, so I dont want to create too many waves and make it worse. The last ofsted inspector queried why the reception class wasnt mixed with ours during my observation and I told a white lie and said it was because the reception class were doing something different to the norm at that time and that we do normally mix. I wonder at the outcome if I had told the truth. I know nothing is going to change before ofsted, so I guess I am asking how I can limit the damage and protect my own ofsted judgement. I can see if we get satisfactory or worse, which is my real fear, that we will both end up being constantly observed by SMT, advisors etc and pushed to move on. I also have strong suspisions that all the paperwork, policies etc are not in place, I've certainly never seen any of it. I can't go to the head because I don't trust them, nor do I particularly want to. The reception teacher wants to move on and I would love to apply for her job and have lots of ideas. The trouble is is that I think the head has tarred us both with the same brush, even though I have always had at least good lesson obs and even outstanding for one. Although this would suggest that I don't need to worry, I also know the head is not a EY specialist they only judge my direct teaching, not the rest as they dont understand what they are looking for. Sorry for the long post, but I am getting more and more stressed, to the point of making myself ill during the summer hols.