If there is a senior leader, head or anyone else who is a big decision maker in the school, please read: My school has decided to their own one weeks notice inspections across different departments. They are due a visit from Ofsted next year, which is why they have done this. 1) Realise that teaching is the most important element of the school 2) stressed out teachers can't teach well 3) Ofsted do the inspections, that is what they are there for 4) Do not go overboard in the last minute, surely Ofsted will pick up that your planning is rubbish 5) What are mock inspections meant to achieve? 6) Read the new document/ press release by Nicky Morgan regarding marking/trusting teachers 7) Let us do our job, we don't want to jump hoops and tick boxes for paper work 8) Calm the hell down, inspection is good, it will tell you what to improve on 9) there are inconsistencies across departments- that will always be the case, do back off, staff leave near inspections because of the stress the school itself creates 10) Rant over. Let me do my job.