A couple of things 1. AFL - Assessment for learning is a 'method' of ensuring that pupils understand the work they are doing. It does not preclude a particular teaching style. Surely it is a good idea to know how well pupils are getting on? 2. To the OP. I may have missed this but I would be curious to know how long you have been teaching, how many schools you have been at and most important of all how are you measuring the 'success' of your teaching. You clearly state that you are much better than most of us but what are your criteria? average value added, number of A*'s what?