Is it a good idea to use progression frameworks? Michael Tidd explains why he is against the latest trend in schools to use these vague documents which outline sequenced opportunities for children: ‘Having finally seen the back of the vague national curriculum levels, there’s been a sudden boom in “progression documents” for the foundation subjects: the unintended consequences of Ofsted. As schools – particularly primary schools – have raced to bring their curriculum in the foundation subjects up to scratch, suddenly progression frameworks have become all the rage again. Presumably this is based on Ofsted’s stipulation that a curriculum should be carefully planned and sequenced. There’s no doubt that it’s a significant shift from previous frameworks where inspectors barely looked beyond English and maths. But have progression documents really helped?’ Michael Tidd is headteacher at East Preston Junior School, in West Sussex. https://www.tes.com/news/reading-fiction-boosts-learning-10-months Do you agree with Michael Tidd? Share your views about progression frameworks.