‘Yesterday Ofsted published a report on the reliability of using workbook scrutinies as part of its judgement on the quality of education in schools. It may not be surprising that Ofsted’s report, looking at something it wants to do, found that overall there was “moderate” reliability in making these judgements based on work seen in exercise books; but even it had to concede this was far weaker in secondary schools than primary schools where specialist subject knowledge comes to the fore. As a teacher, I am less concerned with the reliability of these judgements than I am with the distorting effect that this scrutiny will have on our practice. The age-old problem of “doing things for Ofsted” is raising its head again.‘ Mark Enser is head of geography and research lead at Heathfield Community College in East Sussex. https://www.tes.com/news/why-ofsteds-focus-exercise-books-could-be-harmful What do you think? Do you agree with Mark Enser? If yes, no, why?