Oh dear -I think you might have your HOD in tears if they read that. Whatever you think of NC levels they are how your school has chosen to track kids progress and your dept need to all be sharing the SAME criteria. Not making it up. I think your priority really needs to be AfL. And you must ask yourself some questions; - why do you think we assess children? - who do you think we are assessing for? - if you were a child in your class, do you know what you are doing? Do you know how you are doing? Do you know how to get better? RIGHT THE WAY THROUGH THE LESSON EVERY LESSON? -How would you feel personally if you were learning say Polish and you hadn't any idea to the answers of the questions above? Would you trust your teacher as a result? - If your school has decided to go for a whole school approach to learning objectives and they are not working - what are you going to do about it? What could you do to make them work? - Are you breaking down learning into small achievable steps? If they are small enough could these become your learning objectives? Come on Lissadler - it's not rocket science and you know you can do this.