This has really annoyed me. Had some feedback from a recruitment consultant. "Nothing negative, but apparently the class were a bit noisy. Could you have done anything different?" I'm sorry - was she there? Does she know any context? Has she ever been a teacher? The class were busy making posters in the afternoon on a very snowy day, were all on task and were chatting. The head was doing her rounds, came in, looked at the work, chatted to me, made a comment to a child to keep the noise down and left. I'm assuming that is what she is talking about. But what it did was bring back all my insecurities about teaching. One person's noise is different to another person's noise. It was just the insinuation (or at least the perception of it) in the recruitment consultant's voice. Rant over.