http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2219792,... And look at this uprising! Well, well, well. I have much sympathy with what is being said here. Want I don't want to see, however, is the Rose Report being undermined. If this happens, we will have a return to mixed methods and whole language and we KNOW that this will fail many children and teachers. But take heart, everyone. Do you think for one minute that our early years petition didn't have an influence on this? In general terms, practitioners must start voicing their professionalism with proper reports and observations about things with which we do not agree and the reasons for our evaluations. We ARE professionals. We can evaluate what we think. We CAN give 'upwards evaluation' of anyone in official authority over us simply by handing in a proper report professionally presented. If needs be, we publish all these observations in the public domain. I'm going to start another thread about this Roehampton uprising. We must be clear about where we agree and where we disagree.