We were put in special measures just after Christmas. Watch out if you work in a white working class area. The new buzzword 'progress of white working class boys'. I think the Inspectors had already made their mind up because 'your boys underachieve'. The SMT are shell shocked and are finding it difficult to come up with a 'plan'. Lesson observations- 10% rule-make sure no more than 3 are of task at anyone time. Low level behaviour will make a lesson be unsatisfactory. Progress- if they are on task they will generally make some progress. Good luck if you are due an OFSTED.