Ha ha! and there you have it How will it be moderated? We have a lot of mobility and how will I know where the kids are if the common language is removed? Yes we start again and do formative assessment but a rough idea would help wouldn't it? One HT remarked that with one waft of his wand Govey managed to remove a 'common language'. Some of you must have had very negative experiences with SMTs. Internal cross year and phase moderation is our model to ensure consistency. Actually he has given teachers a huge advantage when trying to set targets now at performance management when the levels disappear. Parents expect levels reported and waffy phrases like 'working towards' won't help.