Yes. Things are changing in many, many schools. The type of approach to marking you describe is disappearing quickly. Those that insist that things are not getting any better seem to be those who are in no position to judge, as they have already retired/been killed-off by capability or for some reason able to secure employment in better schools... These just published: https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...oad-challenge-school-research-project-reports The not sharing planning thing is just ridiculously poor local management - nothing to do with genuine teacher workload.