I had a book scrutiny recently at my new job and it turned out my writing books were deemed inadequate due to "lack of written evidence" . I am gutted. I have never had a school be so pernickety over the childrens work books. I follow the marking policy and quality mark cold writes and hot write, but they expect EVERYTHING the children write to be in the books, including science and foundation subjects and SPaG. The school is in notice to improve and I understand that the books need to be improved but seriously they are so anal about it being perfect and a good progress picture for ofsted to see. I feel like i am failing here. They only want childrens work on the right side pages aswell so quality marking and childrens feedback can go on the left side. I feel this is so unnecessary and such a waste of paper.. But the deputy is very precise and rather harsh to be honest. Any comments of support would be appreciated. Ive never known anything like it in all my 17 years teaching.