Apologies - this may well be more of a random rant than an actual topic... I'm due to take part in a school visit to Spain in three weeks time, followed by a visit to Germany. Not ideal to miss this much school - but understandably, a lot of colleagues don't want to take part, especially as both are over weekends - and yes, I am really looking forward to both visits! BUT - we're expecting OFSTED in at any minute - so yesterday I was told that I need to find someone else to take my place (as I'm HoF) - so that I can be here for the inspection (although "we're doing nothing differently"). When I pointed out to SLT that the reason I was going was because others didn't want to take part (it's a long way to Spain by coach!!), I was told to "be more assertive and tell them they're going - they're language teachers so they should want to go". Is it me or is this totally bonkers?