A recent infant school Ofsted report: Teachers ensure that pupils have reading books that are sent home and parents are involved in filling in reading records. Although more able readers in Years 1 and 2 sound out words confidently and show a good understanding of what they read, less-able pupils struggle trying to read simple three- and four-lettered words and have difficulty talking about what they have read. Teachers generally follow the marking policy and write comments that are intended to move learning on. However, not all pupils can read the sentences that teachers write and not all act on these comments. Although pupils fully understand the school’s policy for marking pupils’ work and giving comments to enable them to improve, many pupils are unable to read the teachers’ comments because teachers use words that are too difficult for them to read. Bear in mind this is an infant school. How possible is it to write comments to enable improvement in words of less than 3 letters? What are teachers supposed to do? Well done Ofsted, for once again criticising but providing no help. Oh yes - school was deemed inadequate.