I totally agree with you! Most of this ridiculous advice is given out by people who have not been in a classroom for years! You do need observations but you also have to teach. I keep photographs of significant things the children have done in a learning journey file and update them weekly but actually then planning next steps for 30 individuals is very difficult. It is easier to plan for groups. We all have groups of children who are at very similar stages, with the odd extreme either end. That is more realstic. I too find moderation meetings drive me nuts as some super teacher explains to everyone about their wonderful evidence gathering system, which sounds awesome until you discover they 11 children in their class and a full-time TA. when lots of us are struggling on with 30 children and 1 TA!!! I think I need to go to bed!!