I need to have focus groups but the childen don't like them. In order to do this some groups have little input from me and have independent tasks to practise skills learned. If they are doing this they are not moving forward and making progress. In order to seem to be making progress they have to be interrupted, often mid-flow, or I have to give them more input during the lesson. This I cannot do during the time I am with my focus group. No win situation. My class enjoy whole class teaching with me pottering around supporting as and when necessary. They know that sometimes I have to work for a little bit longer with one group and understand it is to focus on a certain point. This allows me to support them well because I can check S has used capital letters, H is on task, J is using the planning etc etc. I use my time teaching in different ways, at different times, for different lessons based on my knowledge of the children and their needs. How can this be wrong? I am fed up with teaching for Ofsted. I teach for the children. This sounds simplistic but is only meant as a brief outline. Sorry, neede a rant today.