Just been given information about a system of showing school data, in various graphs and tables. Its meaningless, told it was to aid planning and intervention. All based on testing 4 year olds in reception to see how they progress until they are 18. It all reminds me of the Emperor Clothes' story, why don't enough headteachers and education leaders say it is stupid to suggest that all children progress in a linear pattern,. Just because a chid appears to be able at 4 or not backward they will remain like for all their school life, is just daft. Come stand up and do what one past OFSTED inspector said in the 1990's and put the report in the bin. If enough schools did that, we would just go away. What do you think or just old ****** who has seen all this before in my 30 year teaching career and should retire and allow some young eager NQT to take my job with the 25K bursary, pursue these mad ideas and then leave the profession after a couple of years ???