So I was chatting to a former colleague and updating him on up to date practice I was seeing on my visits.. Whole class feedback systems with codes designed to minimise teacher workload No grading of teachers in lesson obs The rethinking of learning walks to create positive outcomes for staff and pupils The new ofsted question on workload and school initiatives And this is genuinely a positive picture. These schools are all embracing the need to attract and retain good teachers. And he said at his outstanding teaching school (7 years since last inspection) They are still triple marking every other week in coloured pens Graded lesson observations Those grades form part of performance management And this is a teaching school. And it made me think - where is the infrastructure to ensure these teaching schools are up to date? And how is it they are so out of date? Surely they should be leading the way in this sort of thing?