We call it PDL at my school - personal development learning, pshe, finance...all the important stuff, and I am lucky, I have a small team of staff who do actually give a ****. Just had ofsted - finished on thursday afternoon and after the initial elation of escaping unharmed, not being seen or scrutinised the reality of the situation has sunk in NOT A SINGLE PDL LESSON WAS OBSERVED. No-one bothered to speak to me about anything. This was a full ofsted - none of your light touch nonsense, the real macoy. In the post mortem meeting on Friday morning with the head telling everyone how wonderful we all are I've never felt more alone - I felt as thought the whole process had had nothing to do with me. All the the other departments have their little gatherings (of course all of my team belong elsewhere first). Nothing new I know - we all suffer the same but to be totally sidelined was hurtful and hard to bear. My head was sweet - I had a bit of a sob on his shoulder - he said all the right things and they were true...underpinning everything etc...and trust me, I have no actual respect for the ofsted process - it actually says a hell of a lot about it that they ignored a whole department, but somehow that's not the point. We work so hard don't we? An acknowledgement that my department actually exists would have been nice!.