Inspection is an inevitable part of life as a teacher; we have established that. Regardless of how we interpret the political drivers behind it, the simple fact still remains that it happens and that we must deal with it in the most effective and productive way possible. Inspection does impact teachers, some more negatively than others. The key challenge for us is to seize the opportunity to ensure that the process of inspection leaves us better off than we previously were. It’s an achievable challenge!