What I find hard is that parents seem to expect their children to make a sub level of progress every term. I had several parents having a go at me last term because their child hadn't moved, despite the fact that some had moved one sub level in one or more areas the previous term. It doesn't matter how much I say to them that not all children make progress at the same time and that their child is still doing well, the parents say they are "disappointed" that their child hasn't gone up each time. As an NQT I felt I was being reprimanded by lots of people for something that isn't my fault! I'm not looking forward to parents' evening this term, I can tell you that.