I am keen to return to teaching after taking 10 years out to care for my children. Teachers keep telling me it has changed. Interviewers ask me how I intend to catch up. Interviewers inform me that other candidates are more 'current'. But nobody will give me a straight answer about what has changed! It seems terminology has changed i.e. SEN to SEND, Independent learning to Enquiry Based Learning, Assessment to Assessment for Learning, G and T to Most Able. Child protection seems to have become a big thing. Also the integration of ICT, PSHE, numeracy and literacy. Teachers are encouraged to talk less - every activity must be made accountable by assessment. Even the amount of practical work is prescribed. The Science curriculum doesn't appear to have changed much. Similar worksheets and activities are being carried out, just somehow rebranded. The children don't seem to have changed much either, albeit a little computer obsessed. What is everyone so worried about? Is there really so much to learn? Are there any key documents I should read? Are Ofsted and The Department for Education still considered the arbiters of great teaching? What about independent schools? Everything seems so vague and negative. Has anything changed for the better?