Lesson observation:

Something is criticised.
Teacher told to improve.
An additional observation is planned.

Next lesson observation:

Teacher feels anxious.
Something else is criticised.
Written support plan issued.
Additional observations are planned.
Teacher starts to over think things.

Next lesson observation:

Teacher hasn’t slept well for days.
Teacher feels very anxious.
Teacher teaches unnaturally trying to tick all the boxes observer expects to see.
Lesson feels awkward.
Pupils pick up on teacher anxiety.
Teacher spends more time listening to observer grilling pupils about their learning.
Teacher watches observer write notes on their clipboard after every sentence teacher says.
Observer looks through books and makes more notes.
Once again, aspects of lesson are criticised. New things.

Next lesson observation:

This lesson has to be good.
Capability procedure has been

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