http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/22/teaching-crisis-school-what-keep-them Latest news from the Foot-of-the-Stairs research lab - whodathunkit? "...the school’s proportion of pupils achieving five A*-C grade GCSEs including English and maths suddenly dipped from ...60% to 55% .......................... That year we had the most intensive year 11 raising attainment plans for English and maths ever. No strategy was left unemployed, and what it was doing was taking the responsibility away from the students, developing a learned helplessness." Yebbut, it can't be right can it? Busy-work means managers can write it down and show Ofsted and keep their jobs despite having a negative effect on staff and pupils.