I have been asked to contribute to a personalised learning working party at my school where it was very clearly stated (along with sage nods from colleagues) in a meeting that SMT feels that lack of differentiation = bad teaching= bad behaviour. Whilst I obviously acknowledge that one lesson does not fit all and differentiation is important, I feel distinctly uncomfortable with the idea that lack of all singing/ all dancing/ personalised lessons for each pupils equals bad teaching and thus we are totally at fault for a class' behaviour. For example, I see one bottom set year 9 class 3 times a week, the first lesson of which is first thing in the morning. They are calm and I can get quite a bit out of them with not too much stress. By Thursday afternoon full of FIZZY POP and sweets- they proudly tell me how much they have consumed during lunch and it's a wonder they have any teeth left between them (!) - they are a nightmare and getting them to stay in their seats is a nightmare, never mind getting any work out of them! My teaching is consistent and therefore I am unsure how the chaos on a thursday can be all my fault. I just wondered how other people felt about this?