I've just had a well meaning email, telling me, that in a job application, I should mention stuff like Assessment for Learning, Every Child Matters, Active Learning, etc. Also, when you look at some job specs, you sometimes see up to three pages of this kind of stuff. My point is, if the kids enjoy being in my class, are learning well, getting good results and the parents are happy too, do I really need all this rubbish. If you stopped almost anybody in the street and asked them to recall a good teacher they had had, and why they were good, what to you think they would say? The kind of stuff I've mentioned in the first paragraph reeks of bureaucracy and pseudo- scientific hogwash. What do you think?