I've worked in education for a good few years now, but won't be for much longer. Our priorities seem to have drifted away from the children. All we are asked to focus on, is how many sub levels progress are made each year. Teachers are expected to teach children how to pass tests, support is directed towards children who can be bumped up quickly to achieve their age expected level, those who really need help don't matter. Let teachers teach, give them credit for the long, extra hours they put in, acknowledge their skills and judgements . It's not all about results, every child matters in my eyes means just that. Let them shine in their own way, let them feel proud to be able to be the best they can and let teachers be teachers, not level slaves.