Never before has a new Ofsted framework impacted on the workload of all teachers in the way this one does. Is it the refreshing approach to inspecting a school more broadly than just focusing on data, as it promised to be at its inception? Sadly no. Instead what is being peddled is a mantra of know and remember more, underpinned by some dubious pseudo science, that is panicking schools into producing sheaves of meaningless curriculum paperwork. And then too top it all they have the cheek to ask us to evaluate how we are addressing staff workload in our schools! Can we be brave and do things at our own pace which we know is the measure of good and effective school improvement. Those of us who have an Ofsted looming this year probably not.