Just read the announcement on the DFE website that the SEF is to go in order to reduce the bureaucratic burden on teachers http://www.education.gov.uk/news/press-notices-new/end-of-form-filling Makes me worried about what they will replace it with. My biggest concern is that with no SEF the only information Ofsted have to make preinspection judgments on is the published end of key stage data. Leading to inspections that are even more narrowly focused on attainment and standards then ever. In fact it seems to say this further down the report when it state that the Government is improving the quality of inspection by asking Ofsted to change their framework to focus on four principal areas: the quality of teaching, the effectiveness of leadership, pupils’ behaviour and safety, and pupils’ achievement. So all the other Every Child Matters seem to have disappeared. My other concern was this statement.. This rolling programme will continue into the autumn as ministers engage with teachers and frontline staff on their plans to give them more power and remove the form-filling and bureaucracy that takes them away from the classroom. I've already heard that the government is no fan of PPA time and intends to repeal the legislation around it. I thought that was just gossip/ scaremongering but who knows. In my school, PPA time is invlauble in improving the quaility of teaching and as a Head I'd do everything I could to keep it. Interesting times ahead.