The fixation on data, the growing level of surveillance, and the lack of creativity and teacher autonomy finally led this teacher to leave the profession: ‘The use of data to inform teaching is at its heart a very good idea. When used with intelligence, data can guide teaching like a laser to its target. However, data is often misleading and those charged with the task of interpreting it can lack any understanding of statistics or, in the worst cases, basic numeracy; I was once told by a senior leader that he’d like all our students to be “above average for the school”. While data is useful if you want to spot the groups across a large population that are underperforming, it becomes less meaningful if you try to apply the findings to individuals. Too many people believe that if it’s on an Excel spreadsheet, it must be true. The second problem is the growing level of surveillance…’ https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...d-very-little-do-kids-and-everything-do-grown Have you left the profession? If so, what were the reasons for leaving the job that you once loved?