When I had been in a Preschool Teacher post for 2 weeks we were Ofsted Inspected. At the time I was working in a setting that had a complete disregard for all requirements and every day I was expected to take a class of 23 children on my own. Half an hour before Ofsted arrived I had informed the manager of the setting that I had a stomach bug and needed to go home (I was being sick every twenty minutes or so). The manager (less than happy that I was inconveniencing her in such a way) assured me that she would take over my class as soon as she could and I would be able to go home. When Ofsted turned up she informed them I was suffering from morning sickness but that I had heroically volunteered to carry on (she did not clear this way but merely announced it whilst giving me a suggestive side glance). I went along with the charade as I was young and two weeks into my dream job. I left the job after sticking at it for a miserable 18 months. The sad thing is that the lies and deceit earned the setting a 'good' inspection when it should have been put in special measures. I felt awful afterwards for my part in the whole thing and have always been honest with ofsted inspectors (sometimes too honest!) in the three inspections I have participated in since.