As we wait patiently for the new OFSTED Framework we have been given a few clues as to what changes might be afoot. One of the key focuses of the new guidelines seems to be wellbeing; that of staff as well as students.

OFSTED has been a cause of stress for schools since its birth in 1992. At the time I was sitting my GCSEs but my Mum was a teacher and I can vividly remember her getting very anxious when they received “the call” the first time.

As I then embarked on my own teaching career it was like a cloud hanging over you all the time. You knew roughly when an…